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Giant Sequoia National Monument: South

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Recommended Routes in Giant Sequoia National Monument: South - 3

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Favorite Giant Sequoias
Easy 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
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Favorite On the trail looking NE.
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Enjoy the view from 8200' near the top of the Bear Creek Trail looking west.
Difficult 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
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Giant Sequoia National Monument: South Hiking

  • 39 Miles 63 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Giant Sequoia National Monument: South - 6

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14.4 mi 23.2 km #1Crawford Road
Intermediate Intermediate
East Porterville, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
East Porterville, CA
11.1 mi 17.9 km #2Forks of the Kern (33E20)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Kernville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Kernville, CA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #3Freeman Creek Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Kernville, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Kernville, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #4Needles Lookout Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Alta Sierra, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Alta Sierra, CA
7.0 mi 11.2 km #5Bear Creek Trail
Difficult Difficult
East Porterville, CA
Difficult Difficult
East Porterville, CA
0.2 mi 0.4 km #6The Stairs
Intermediate Intermediate
Strathmore, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Strathmore, CA

Photos of Giant Sequoia National Monument: South - 17

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Part of the stairway up to the lookout.
May 5, 2016 near Kernville, CA
Partial view from the Needles Lookout to the NE.
May 5, 2016 near Kernville, CA
The top of the lookout stairs, viewing north.
May 5, 2016 near Kernville, CA
On the trail looking NE.
May 6, 2016 near Alta Si…, CA
From the lookout viewing NE.
May 6, 2016 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
Me and the kiddos, headed to the Needles Lookout: 11/2019
Feb 8, 2020 near Kernville, CA
Giant Sequoias
Jun 26, 2022 near Alta Si…, CA

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