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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

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
Favorite On the trail looking NE.
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
Favorite Enjoy the view from 8200' near the top of the Bear Creek Trail looking west.
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

Giant Sequoia National Monument: South Hiking

  • 55 Miles 89 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
East Porterville, CA
Intermediate
East Porterville, CA
11.1 mi 17.9 km #2Forks of the Kern (33E20)
Intermediate/Difficult
Kernville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Kernville, CA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #3Freeman Creek Trail
Intermediate
Kernville, CA
Intermediate
Kernville, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #4Needles Lookout Trail
Intermediate
Alta Sierra, CA
Intermediate
Alta Sierra, CA
7.0 mi 11.2 km #5Bear Creek Trail
Difficult
East Porterville, CA
Difficult
East Porterville, CA
0.2 mi 0.4 km #6The Stairs
Intermediate
Strathmore, CA
Intermediate
Strathmore, CA

Photos of Giant Sequoia National Monument: South - 17

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Enjoy the view from 8200' near the top of the Bear Creek Trail looking west.
Jul 3, 2017 near East Po…, CA
Giant Sequoias
Jun 26, 2022 near Alta Si…, CA
From the lookout viewing NE.
May 6, 2016 near Kernville, CA
On the trail looking NE.
May 6, 2016 near Alta Si…, CA
The top of the lookout stairs, viewing north.
May 5, 2016 near Kernville, CA
Partial view from the Needles Lookout to the NE.
May 5, 2016 near Kernville, CA
Part of the stairway up to the lookout.
May 5, 2016 near Kernville, CA
Me and the kiddos, headed to the Needles Lookout: 11/2019
Feb 8, 2020 near Kernville, CA