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Recommended Routes in Sequoia National Forest - 9

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Favorite Crossing the Bull Run Creek
Intermediate

Wiskey Flat Out-and-Back

12.4 mi 19.9 km 903' Up 275.35 m Up 903' Down 275.32 m Down

Kernville, CA
Favorite Fox Meadow TrailHead
Intermediate

Fox Meadow Trailhead to Weaver Lake

4.1 mi 6.6 km 780' Up 237.69 m Up 779' Down 237.36 m Down

Three R…, CA
Favorite This is one of the first sequoias on the loop.
Easy

Trail of 100 Giants

1.3 mi 2.1 km 130' Up 39.48 m Up 130' Down 39.49 m Down

Alta Si…, CA
Favorite On the trail looking NE.
Intermediate

The Needles Lookout

9.9 mi 16.0 km 1,659' Up 505.69 m Up 1,659' Down 505.67 m Down

Alta Si…, CA
Favorite Church Dome, although "Church Spires" might be a better name. The highest Pinnacle is Class 5 via the easiest route. The pinnacle on the left is Class 5.5. Climbers have given names to twelve of the formations in this picture.
Difficult

Heart of the Domelands

28.3 mi 45.6 km 3,737' Up 1139.09 m Up 3,763' Down 1146.98 m Down

Kernville, CA
Favorite Enjoy the view from 8200' near the top of the Bear Creek Trail looking west.
Difficult

Bear Creek Trail

5.0 mi 8.0 km 3,642' Up 1110.11 m Up 5' Down 1.62 m Down

East Po…, CA
Favorite No Photos
Difficult

Mill Creek Trail Out-and-Back

15.6 mi 25.1 km 4,320' Up 1316.84 m Up 4,317' Down 1315.72 m Down

Bodfish, CA
Favorite Dry Creek meets the Kern River
Difficult

Kern River Upper to Rincon Trail

13.4 mi 21.5 km 1,831' Up 558.05 m Up 1,829' Down 557.44 m Down

Kernville, CA
Favorite Manter Meadow in the late afternoon. On the right side, there is a sideways view of the Church Dome ridge. You have to leave the trail and hike closer to the meadows for this view.
Intermediate/Difficult

Manter Meadow Loop

9.3 mi 15.0 km 1,396' Up 425.35 m Up 1,385' Down 422.15 m Down

Kernville, CA

Sequoia National Forest Hiking

  • 448 Miles 721 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 21 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 20 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Sequoia National Forest - 36

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117.1 mi 188.4 km #1PCT: Walker Pass to Crabtree Meadow (near Mt Whitney)
Intermediate/Difficult
Inyokern, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Inyokern, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #2Stony Creek Trail
Difficult
Three Rivers, CA
Difficult
Three Rivers, CA
4.3 mi 7.0 km #3JO Pass Trail
Difficult
Three Rivers, CA
Difficult
Three Rivers, CA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #4Freeman Creek Trail
Intermediate
Kernville, CA
Intermediate
Kernville, CA
16.0 mi 25.7 km #5Keyesville Road to Black Gulch 26S06
Difficult
Lake Isabella, CA
Difficult
Lake Isabella, CA
14.4 mi 23.2 km #6Crawford Road
Intermediate
East Porterville, CA
Intermediate
East Porterville, CA
11.1 mi 17.9 km #7Forks of the Kern (33E20)
Intermediate/Difficult
Kernville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Kernville, CA
9.7 mi 15.6 km #8Cannell Meadow
Difficult
Kernville, CA
Difficult
Kernville, CA
8.2 mi 13.1 km #9Mill Creek Trail (31E78)
Intermediate
Bodfish, CA
Intermediate
Bodfish, CA
4.7 mi 7.6 km #10Just Outstanding Trail
Intermediate
Alta Sierra, CA
Intermediate
Alta Sierra, CA

Photos of Sequoia National Forest - 51

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Church Dome, although "Church Spires" might be a better name. The highest Pinnacle is Class 5 via the easiest route. The pinnacle on the left is Class 5.5. Climbers have given names to twelve of the formations in this picture.
Jun 18, 2019 near Weldon, CA
There is great fly fishing along the Kern River.
Apr 24, 2017 near Kernville, CA
Dry Creek meets the Kern River
Jul 3, 2019 near Kernville, CA
Enjoy the view from 8200' near the top of the Bear Creek Trail looking west.
Jul 3, 2017 near East Po…, CA
In the middle of the wilderness
Jul 3, 2019 near Kernville, CA
Weaver Lake
Aug 20, 2018 near Three R…, CA
Another view of the river.
Mar 6, 2018 near Kernville, CA
Another view of the scenery
Mar 6, 2018 near Kernville, CA