Marble Falls Trail

The Marble Falls Trail leads to the cascading Marble Fork of the Kaweah River in a deep gorge just west from Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park. While the park is famous for the big trees and the high country, this trail features the foothills, which include chaparral, riparian, and oak woodland ecosystems. Distance: 4.8Elevation […]

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Alta Peak – Sequoia National Park

Distance: 17 MilesElevation Gained: 4,500′Difficulty: StrenuousTime: 7:15Critters: Marmots, Deer Pros:– Easily accessible peak and high country on the west side of the Sierras– Incredible views of the High Sierras and Great Western Divide Cons:– Getting lost and not making it through Giant Forest sucked quite a bit– Finishing the hike lost and having to walk […]

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Crescent Meadow – Sequoia National Park

Distance: 1 MileElevation Gained: NegligibleDifficulty: EasyTime: Wasn’t keeping track, to be honestCritters: None Pros:– Probably the most beautiful place in the Sierra Nevadas, which makes it one of the most beautiful places anywhere.– Some of the most incredible light I’ve ever seen. Cons:– No such thing when it comes to Crescent Meadow Details: Crescent Meadow […]

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