Wawona Meadow Loop Trail Yosemite National Park Wawona area day hike Wawona Hotel Walk Wawona Meadow Nature Trail
Wawona Meadow Loop Trail weaves through the forest surrounding a large meadow at the south end of Yosemite National Park, offering a relaxing hike that receives less attention than those in Yosemite Valley. Starting from trailheads on two sides of Wawona Hotel (Big Trees Lodge), Meadow Loop Trail follows an old road for 3.3 miles and can be connected by paths across the hotel ground for a... Read more.
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Tagged with · National Parks · Nature Trails · Wawona
Distance: 3.9 miles · Elevation change: 250 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 29, 2018
Corlieu Falls Hike Lewis Creek Trail Sierra National Forest Waterfall Oakhurst California
Yosemite National Park's waterfalls are the most famous in the Sierra, but they aren't the only gushers around. Falling close to the south entrance of Yosemite National Park is Corlieu Falls in Sierra National Forest. Heralded as the tallest waterfall Madera County, Corlieu Falls is an enthusiastic cascade, with several tiers dropping around 150 total feet. The hike down Lewis Creek Trail to... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Oakhurst · Waterfalls
Distance: 0.8 miles · Elevation change: 275 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Nelder Grove Campground Sierra National Forest Oakhurst California Sierra Nevada Camping Giant Sequoia Grove Campsites
Nelder Grove Campground has seven shaded sites set within a partially logged grove of giant sequoias in Sierra National Forest. This free campground with minimal amenities offers cozy woodland camping not far from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. Nelder Grove Campground is a fine spot for a tucked-away night in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Nelder Grove Campground has seven... Read more.
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By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Shadow of the Giants Tree Trail Nelder Grove Giant Sequoia Hike Sierra National Forest Oakhurst California Shadow of the Giants Nature Trail
Within the Nelder Grove of Sierra National Forest, Shadow of the Giants Trail provides an informative stroll through a partially logged sequoia grove. Shadow of the Giants Trail is a self guided nature trail loaded with a couple dozen panels that describe giant sequoias and other surrounding plants. Shadow of the Giants Trail is 1.1 miles round trip with 200 feet of easy elevation change. ... Read more.
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Tagged with · Closed · Free Trails · losed · Nature Trails · Nelder Grove · Oakhurst · Sequoia Groves
Distance: 1.1 miles · Elevation change: 200 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Bull Buck Tree Trail Nelder Grove Giant Sequoia Hike Sierra National Forest Oakhurst California Bull Buck Tree Loop Trail
Want to see a giant sequoia that's really well grounded? Bull Buck Tree flares out toward the ground so dramatically that its base circumference rivals that of General Sherman Tree( the world's biggest giant Sequoia). Bull Buck Tree cannot compete with the largest giant sequoias by total volume, but it is still something to see! Like nearby Big Ed Tree Trail and Shadow of the Giants Trail,... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Nature Trails · Nelder Grove · Oakhurst · Sequoia Groves
Distance: 0.8 miles · Elevation change: 120 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Big Ed Tree Trail Nelder Grove Giant Sequoia Hike Sierra National Forest Oakhurst California
Seeing the big trees doesn't mean you have to go on a big hike. Big Ed Tree Trail is quick an easy, reaching its namesake giant sequoia after a tenth of a mile. Big Ed Tree stands within the Nelder Grove in Sierra National Forest, in the mountains south of Yosemite National Park. If this 0.2-mile round trip hike with 25 feet of elevation change leaves you wanting more, check out the... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Nelder Grove · Oakhurst · Sequoia Groves
Distance: 0.2 miles · Elevation change: 25 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Reservoir Canyon Trail Summit Trail Loop San Luis Obispo Hike Bowden Ranch Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve
If you've hiked up the hill east of downtown San Luis Obispo on Reservoir Canyon Trail or Summit Trail, you've probably pondered the prospect of connecting the two hikes in order to spend more time enjoying grand views over San Luis Obispo County. Follow Reservoir Canyon Trail up to a stone bench viewpoint, cross Ridge Trail to an old tower housing a bell, and descend Summit Trail to... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve · Summits
Distance: 5.6 miles · Elevation change: 1350 feet
By: Published: Last updated: February 13, 2019
Reservoir Canyon Summit Trail San Luis Obispo Hike to High School Hill Tower Bowden Ranch Open Space
You'll give a ringing endorsement to this San Luis Obispo hike! Reservoir Canyon's Summit Trail ascends to sweeping panoramas over San Luis Obispo and an old tower with a bell that you can ring with a pebble. The hike from Reservoir Canyon to the High School Hill Tower is 4.1 miles round trip with 1,175 feet of elevation change. Expand your horizons from there by following Ridge Trail up to... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve · Summits
Distance: 4.1 miles · Elevation change: 1175 feet
By: Published: Last updated: February 13, 2019
Hollywood Sign Mount Lee Cahuenga Peak Burbank Peak Lake Hollywood Reservoir Loop Hike Los Angeles California
You might not realize that Hollywood has a lake until you look down on it from the top of Mount Lee by the Hollywood Sign. Numerous hikes lead to the Hollywood Sign and a level hiking trail wraps around Lake Hollywood Reservoir. To visit the Hollywood Sign, three peaks on the west side of Griffith Park, and Lake Hollywood, set out on the Hollywood Sign – Hollywood Reservoir Loop. Begin... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Lakes · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 7.4 miles · Elevation change: 1070 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Burbank Peak Hike Wisdom Tree Hike Griffith Park Hollywood Burbank Peak Trail Wonderview Drive Los Angeles
Burbank Peak is a summit-like perch at the end of a ridge extending west from Cahuenga Peak, the highest point in Griffith Park. Hikers have many reasons to reach the top of Burbank Peak. One popular motivation is delivering a message to the Wisdom Tree, a long pine on Burbank Peak that rises above the surrounding brush. The viewpoint also hosts an America Flag in honor of September... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Dog-Friendly Trails · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 1.6 miles · Elevation change: 740 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018