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Big Trees Trail - Sequoia NP, CA

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Distance Loop 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 6,385 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, Jul, Aug
Sun  6:58am - 4:40pm
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Rimrock - Alta Loop Trail
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Sugar Pine Trail
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Sunset Rock
0.8 mi away
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Hazelwood Nature Trail
1.1 mi away
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Circle Meadow
1.2 mi away
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Moro Rock Trail
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Crescent and Log Meadows
1.4 mi away
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Moro Rock and Hanging Rock
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Big Trees on the Big Trees Loop
by cw50must

The Big Trees Loop starts at the Giant Forest Museum and goes around the Round Meadow. It is an easy hike, starts out paved and many sections are on wood planks over the meadow. The outside edges of the loop are lined with giant Sequoia trees. There are many interpretive signs along the way with info on both the trees and the history of the park/area. It is right in the middle of the Giant Forest.


This is a true loop, you will end will you started. This is also an easy trail near the hwy and museum so you will not be alone on the trail, expect others. there are a few other trails that shoot off from this trail, plenty of signs/maps at the trail head.

Allow at least an hour for the loop, even though it is short, its very scenic, you may spot wildlife, and there is some reading to do too.

We found this trail to be good for spotting bears in the meadow.

Near the trail head are restrooms and a water station.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    NPS

    Sequoia National Park
    Sequoia & Kings - Fees


    Directions
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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    If you are coming from AZ, head towards Bakersfield, then take the Kings HWY into the park.

    Enter Sequoia National Park and head towards the Giant Forest Museum.
    page created by cw50must on Aug 05 2015 6:34 am
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