Walk Among the Giants - Trail of 100 Giants
Updated: Jul 24
Lead your own DIY Tour
Walk among giant Sequoia trees that are 1,500 years old in the Long Meadow Grove, 50 minutes north of Kern River's Edge Campground. This just over one-mile hiking trail is paved with several loop options and interpretive signs that highlight the trails uniqueness.
This scenic mountain drive can add to your visit to Kernville and the Kern River in numerous ways.
· Perfect family 1/2 day trip or multi-day getaway
· A must see for your Adventure Itinerary!
· Raft in the morning, hike the trail in afternoon
· Hike in the morning, raft in the afternoon
· Perfect side-trip when you are camping @ MRA - Hike the Trail and then explore the natural, rock waterslides, and later on roast marshmallows around the campfire, under the stars!
Learn about the flora and fauna surrounding the Giants
Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) grow only on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada in California. The groves are scattered over a narrow 260-mile belt 15 miles wide between the elevations of 5,000 -7,500 feet.
"A notable site along the Trail is where two giant sequoias fell on Friday September 30, 2011. The two trees had grown together at the base, appearing as one for approximately the first 30 feet. Then, during the winter 2018-2019 another large tree fell across these trees, damaging the newly constructed boardwalk. Forest tree specialists visited the site after both occurred and found no evidence of insects or disease contributing to the fall of the giant sequoias. Streams run alongside where the giant sequoias once stood, with the wet winters of 2010/11, and again in 2018/19 the ground was likely saturated and simply gave way to the weight of the trees." For a deeper look at information on the Giants, check out Sequoia National Forest.
Pro Tip: Roads leading to the Giants are closed by snow during winter months.
Located on the Western Divide Highway (M 107) approximately 45 miles northwest of Kernville. Trail facilities include a paved parking area, restrooms, and picnic area. From MRA Campground turn left (north) and follow the signs; it's really easy to get to the Trail of 100 Giants!
There is a $12.00 parking fee per vehicle to help maintain and improve these facilities. The roads leading to the Trail of 100 Giants are typically closed by snow during the winter months (November thru April).
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