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Trail of 100 Giants

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Giant Sequioas, twin Sequoias and one giant cedar/sequoia twin
Near:Camp Nelson, CA
Distance:0.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:25 ft
Hike Time:0.5 hours
Trail Condition:Fire road/pavement

Summary: This is the easiest and shortest trail there is for viewing Giant Sequoias. It is paved the entire way and suited for small children and wheelchairs. The grove is loaded with giant sequoias, and there are a large number of twin and triplet trees. These trees grow next to one another and sometimes intertwine together as they share nutrients.

The loop is easy to navigate, even if you take some side paths. This one gets a bit of travel, but if you are driving through, it is well worth the short walk.

Trailhead: From Porterville, take Highway 190 east into the Sequoia National Monument until it becomes the Great Western Divide Highway. Follow it past Camp Nelson and Quaking Aspen Campground.

At the Ponderosa Market and Restaurant continue south for 11.25 miles to the turnout for Redwood Meadow Campground.

Pay the $5 dollar day use fee and park. (Lat:35.97718 Lon:-118.59369)

Trail Guides for Trail of 100 Giants:
California Hiking
by Tom Sinestra and Ann Marie Brown (Avalon Travel)

Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Sequioa National Monument (559) 784-1500
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Allen Riedel, who has posted  123 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by HMR on 9/9/2009
Very short walk, not really a hike. Paved and easy for strollers or wheel chairs to use. What amazing beauty - the Sequoia Redwoods are breathtaking! Nice little picnic area across the street in the parking area.

Reviewed by S.O. on 6/19/2008
The sight of such majestic trees was absolutely breathtaking. Make sure you bring bug spray and don't be surprised if you see a bear. There are many signs warning you of the possibility of a bear sighting but, when I actually saw one it was truly unexpected. Let's just say that between the awesome natural beauty and the encounter with the wildlife it was a hike I'll likely never forget. :)

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