Hikers and horses only. No dogs or mountain bikes are allowed.
Subjective Trail Rating for Beauty and Difficulty:
This 8.0 mile round-trip hike will take you from the end of highway 180 to one of the most impressive waterfalls to be found in Kings Canyon. It is not a particularly difficult hike but it can be grueling. Since this a long hike for a day hike, those who are not in good physical condition should think carefully before starting out. That having been said, it is a beautiful hike. This is particularly true of the section that parallels the cascades along the river.
Day-use permits are not required but wilderness permits are necessary for over night camping. Contact the park for information on the fee charged.
From Visalia take highway 198 east to the Ash Mountain Sequoia National Park entrance. The highway becomes the Generals highway. Continue north until you reach Grants Grove. Take highway 180 into Kings Canyon and continue to road's end. Grant Grove can also be reached from the north by taking highway 180 east out of Fresno.
A free map is available when you enter the park. For a USGS topographic map, ask for the Sphinx. There are also many excellent trail books covering the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks area that are available at any good book store.
Who to contact:
Superintendent, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National parks, Three Rivers CA. 93271-9700 or call (559) 565-3134
Werner Hager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated March 15, 2001.
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