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Dead Giant Loop via Sunset Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

You'll feel so small next to the roots of the dead giant sequoia tree!


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Lollipop

6,297' 1,919 m

High

6,063' 1,848 m

Low

315' 96 m

Up

312' 95 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

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Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

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Overview

You'll see a lot in a little bit of time on this route. You'll hike alongside giant sequoias until you come to the fallen dead giant. You'll also enjoy the view from an overlook of Sequoia Lake.

Need to Know

You'll need to pay the $35 entrance fee to get into Kings Canyon National Park. Clean restrooms are available in the Grant Grove parking lot. There is no cell phone reception in this area of the park.

Description

Begin at the North Grove Trails Trailhead. Start your hike along the Sunset Trail, and follow the trail signs to the Dead Giant Loop. The beginning of the trail is paved, but is mostly dusty dirt or sand. When you get to the Dead Giant Loop you'll notice there are two trails; you can take either one as you'll return on the other. This loop is on the western-most side of the park and offers views of Sequoia Lake outside the park. It's fun to see the unique features of each giant sequoia. Stay alert for wildlife.

Flora & Fauna

Giant sequoias, woodpeckers, bees, black bear

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt Kissinger

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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Scarring from fires on ancient sequoias beside the service road.
Oct 16, 2017 near Squaw V…, CA

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