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Sunset Rock Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 84' 26 m
Descent: -73' -22 m
High: 6,414' 1,955 m
Low: 6,364' 1,940 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Hubbard Gravlee

A nice, quick trail to Sunset Rock with great views, and a good spot to relax at the end.

Hubbard Gravlee

Features Wildlife

Family Friendly This is a short trail with very little elevation gain. Plus, kids will love the view.

Description

Sequoia National Park maintains a host of trails that leave from this small space. As you look at the Giant Forest museum, the trail located center on the left is the start of this great route.

Take the left trail that leads across the road. Trail markers to keep an eye out for are an "S" inside a yellow triangle. Due to the regular markings, this route is very easy to follow, even in snow.

Short, and with very little elevation gain, this trail is great for all. It's certainly worth the trip, but it's best to visit this location early. Most visitors will first be occupied at the General Sherman Tree, and an early bird here may be rewarded with as much as 2 hours of undisturbed time to relax in the winter. This is also an excellent place to have lunch.

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Mar 19, 2019
Inti Llamas
Lot of snow, doable but tiring, the Eastern part more packed and easier. You can find the sign for the house but not the senate some confusion 2mi — 2h 00m
Dec 31, 2017
Daniel Wong
0.8mi — 2h 00m
Nov 22, 2017
Dylan Payne
Sep 3, 2017
John Robinson
Bear sighting 0.8mi
Nov 19, 2016
Darrell Staggs
Feb 15, 2016
Hubbard Gravlee
Pretty easy trail out to a big rock with a nice flat-ish surface. We went out to get there and have lunch. Great view. Go early, we were able to ha...
May 13, 2012
Joel Lawson

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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#564

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Sunset Rock at sunset.
Dec 11, 2017 near Three R…, CA
Just below the top of Sunset Rock, chasing the runoff from snow melt.
Feb 15, 2016 near Three R…, CA
The view from Sunset Rock. This spot is an awesome place to stop and have lunch when in the park.
Feb 15, 2016 near Three R…, CA
Vista about half way up the Sunset Rock Trail.
Feb 15, 2016 near Three R…, CA

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