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Giant Sequoias, 4x4 not required

Sequoia National Forest encompasses the newly formed Giant Sequoia National Monument. NOTE: Both Sherman's Pass and the Western Divide Highway close during winter for snow.

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    high desert terrain on eastern slopes overlooking Mojave sage brush meadows, reservoirs, pinyon pine trees & ranch lands pine forest with aspens, alpine meadows & recreational rivers

    Sequoia National Forest is divided into 2 distinct sections:

    section near
    Northern Sequoia & Kings Canyon
    Southern Kern River & Dome Land

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    Wilderness areas within forest:
    Wilderness Area
    Jennie Lakes Sequoia NP
    Monarch Kings Cyn NP
    Dome Land Kennedy Meadows
    Golden Trout Kennedy Meadows
    South Sierra Kennedy Meadows

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    Sequoia National Forest
    Sierra Nevada Mountains

    Meadows, mountain peaks, streams, waterfalls, huge granite rocks, domes & cliffs, plus the southern most Sequoia groves. Outdoor recreation & the best possible camping near Southern California.

    Sequoia Area activities include:
    • Back Road Exploration
    • Backpacking
    • Camping
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Kayaking
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    • Mountain Biking
    • River Rafting
    • Rock Climbing
    • Sightseeing
    • Sierra Creeks & Streams
    • Sequoia Groves
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    Sequoia Camping

    Backpacking Sequoia NF

    maps A Sequoia Forest Service Map or hiking topo map is highly advised for this rugged Sierra Nevada area. There are many dirt roads & trails in order to get to some of these spots. This lush pine forest is convenient & close to Bakersfield & Fresno CA. Tent camping is allowed almost any place. Please camp 100 feet from trail or water sources. No camping on meadows. Ground fires are very allowed with fire permit. Check with the correct ranger district for all back country camping rules.

    Sequoia Ranger Stations:
    Sequoia Forest
    Porterville CA
    Western Divide District
    32588 Highway 190
    Springville, CA
    Hume Lake District
    35860 East Kings Canyon
    Dunlap, CA
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    Kern River District
    4875 Ponderosa Dr
    Lake Isabella CA
    Kern River Ranger Distr.
    105 Whitnet Rd
    Kernville CA

    Sequoia Backpacking

    Trailhead & parking spots located at:

    • Big Meadow Trailhead on Road #22S07 - to Domeland Wilderness
    • Jackass Trailhead (near Fish Creek Campground, Road# 22S05) - to South Sierra Wilderness
    • Jerky Meadow (end of Forest Service Road #22S82) - to Golden Trout Wilderness
    • Lewis Camp Trailhead (end of road# 20S79) - to Golden Trout Wilderness
    • Lion Meadow Trailhead (end of road# 21S60) - to Golden Trout Wilderness
    • Marvin Pass Trailhead (end of road# 13S12, off of #14S11) - to Jennie Lakes Wilderness
    • Powell Meadow Trailhead - to Monache Meadows / Olancha Peak
    • Rowell Trailhead (end of road# 13S14, off of #14S11 ) - to Jennie Lakes Wilderness
    • Stoney Creek Trailhead (near Stoney Creek Campground) - to Jennie Lakes Wilderness
    • Summit Trailhead (end of road# 21S50) - to Golden Trout Wilderness

    Trail of 100 Giants - Sequoia Grove

    Western Divide Highway 190
    Giant Sequoia National Monument 1 hour North of Kernville, CA

    Big Meadow

    Shermans Pass, Kern Plateau
    Sequoia National Forest 1 hour NE of Kernville, CA

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    Jennie Lakes Map
    Monarch Wilderness Map
    Dome Land Map
    Golden Trout Map
    South Sierra Map

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    Backroads Sequoia

    California Escapes The Southern Sierra Nevada is filled with old logging roads that lead to lush dense forest & meadows. Be aware of the Forest Service Signage & have a good map on hand. It is easy to get lost & you could end up driving for hours. Make sure you have adequate gasoline, food & emergency gear if you plan to explore these forests roads & rural routes.

    Sequoia Back Roads: Forest Service Road # -

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    • 14S11 - Sequoia / Kings Cyn NP
    • 19S09 - Dillonwood Grove

    Areas of Interest for Back Road Exploration

  • Big Meadow
  • Breckenridge
  • Keyesville Kern River
  • Lloyd Meadows
  • Monache Meadows
  • Rincon Trail & Camp
  • Western Divide Highway

  • BLM Backcountry Camps on the east side -
    Chimney Peak Backcountry Byway
    Canebrake Road, south of Kennedy Meadows

  • Chimney Creek Campground
  • Long Valley Campground

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    Sequoia Park Maps, Road Maps & Topo Hiking Maps

  • Sequoia National Forest Map (USDA NFS)
  • Sequoia Kings Map (NatGeo)
  • Domelands Wilderness Map (USDA NFS)
  • Golden Trout Wilderness Trail Map (Tom Harrison)
  • Golden Trout South Sierra Wilderness Map (USDA NFS)
  • Jawbone Canyon / Randsburg OHV Map
  • Mineral King Hiking Map (Tom Harrison)
  • Monarch Jennie Lakes Wilderness Map (USDA NFS)
  • Pacific Crest Trail / Tehachapi (USDA NFS)
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon Topo Map (Tom Harrison)

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