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 …

Crescent Meadow – Sequoia National Park

Distance: 1 MileElevation Gained: NegligibleDifficulty: EasyTime: Wasn't keeping track, to be honestCritters: NonePros:- Probably the most beautiful place in the Sierra Nevadas, which makes it one of the most beautiful places anywhere.- Some of the most incredible light I've ever seen. Cons:- No such thing when it comes to Crescent MeadowDetails: Crescent Meadow is the …

Redwood Canyon – Kings Canyon National Park

Distance: 7.1 MilesElevation Gained: 1,200'Difficulty: ModerateTime: 2:50Critters: An armada of butterflies, two deer, one bearPros:- Sequoia Trees- Less traveled than Giant Forest- Flowers and butterflies- Cold, clear creeks- Mountain viewsCons:- We can pretty much leave out cons when we're talking about the Sierra Nevadas, okay?Details:Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are two of my favorite …