Moro Rock and Sunset Rock Loop

Moro Rock and Kaweah Canyon from Hanging RockMarble Fork Canyon from Sunset RockThis moderate 6.5 loop travels between two outstanding view points in the Giant Forest area, Moro Rock and Sunset Rock, by way of the Moro Rock Trail, the Soldiers Trail, and the Alta Trail. While there are fewer meadows and big trees on …

The Trail of the Sequoias

While Giant Forest itself is not a particularly large place, the 40 miles of hiking trails available in and around this superlative sequoia grove offer almost infinite hiking experience. The Trail of the Sequoias is one of the many trails that honeycomb Giant Forest, and it travels through some of the less visited portions of …

Marble Falls Trail

The Marble Falls Trail leads to the cascading Marble Fork of the Kaweah River in a deep gorge just west from Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park. While the park is famous for the big trees and the high country, this trail features the foothills, which include chaparral, riparian, and oak woodland ecosystems.Distance: 4.8Elevation Gained: …

Montana, Day 3: Lava Lake

Distance: 5.7 MilesElevation Gained: 1,600'Difficulty: Moderately StrenuousTime: 3:05Critters: One brown bearPros:- Lava Lake is stunning- The trail follows a busy creek the entire wayCons:- Bear gave us the heebiesDetails:Lava Lake was high on my to-do list for hiking in Montana. The lake itself closely resembles the classic glacier lake; it sits in a long, u-shaped …