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Buena Vista Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (3)

A trail to a granite peak with stunning 360-degree views overlooking Redwood Mountain Grove and Kings Canyon.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

7,456' 2,273 m

High

7,196' 2,193 m

Low

278' 85 m

Up

48' 15 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This route leads to spectacular views, and you don't have to work too hard to get them.

Description

This trail winds through granite boulders and open sequoia forests to reach a stunning overlook of the Redwood Mountain Grove. The trailhead is a small turn off on Generals Hwy, so it is easy to drive right past. Keep an eye out for the pull off!

The trails is well marked until you get to the top where you have to look for stones and cairns leading the way. The trail leads to a granite boulder peak overlooking the redwood grove below and King's Canyon in the distance. It is a striking view and feels like you should have worked a lot harder for such an amazing panorama.

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Melissa Winfield

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 3 votes

#5

in Grant Grove

#11694

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  4.0 from 3 votes
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#5

in Grant Grove

#1,191

in California

#11,694

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Photos

View overlooking Redwood Mountain Grove
Oct 16, 2017 near Three R…, CA
Kings Canyon in the distance
Oct 16, 2017 near Three R…, CA
Sequoia tree overlooking the valley of giants
Oct 16, 2017 near Three R…, CA
Boulders at the top of the ridge
Oct 16, 2017 near Three R…, CA
Boulder and tree with a close relationship
Oct 16, 2017 near Three R…, CA
Trail winds along huge granite bounders
Oct 16, 2017 near Three R…, CA

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