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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA

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Great In The Snow

Most people come to this part of the park during the summer. But if you are ok with Snowshoes or Nordic ski's, you can get the whole area to yourself with a fairly easy to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2017
Gary D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Most people come to this part of the park during the summer. But if you are ok with Snowshoes or Nordic ski's, you can get the whole area to yourself with a fairly easy to moderate trek. The parking lot is close to the entrance station and has a bathroom-not heated when we were there. There was a fresh coating... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We hiked down to see the big stump and back again. The trail is not marked very well and a few times we wondered if we were going the right way as no markers to tell you the way or how far but eventually we found the big stump. It is gigantic and there are stairs so you can climb... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were encouraged by a ranger to do this hike...we were the only ones on the trail...and the size of the stumps was unbelievable. Gorgeous meadows and just alot of history. We truly enjoyed this little side trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

It's roughly two miles from the pavement to the stumps and it can be a BUMPY ride...if you have a low clearance car you might not make it...you don't need 4x4 though. It's a cool field and you can explore on your own because most people won't come out this far. There is no real parking lot so come prepared... More 

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Palestinian Territories
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I had two exchange students from France with me and we hiked this trail. It had everything, a meadow, Big Trees, history... This trail is right near the entrance so you don't have to fight traffic and is great if your time is limited. I want to hike it again!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A beautiful loop through a meadow and former lumber mill site the size of the stumps that dot the trail are amazing, as are the giants still standing. You can see multiple examples of where loggers began to cut down a tree at the base and either had to move up higher on the tree where it was not as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

While the living towering Sequoias in the National Park are the main draw, this meadow full of giant tree stumps left over from the logging days in the late 1880s are equally dramatic. Don't miss it!

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Thank Noah U
Williamsport, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

All over the park, you will walk among standing trees. Here you have a chance to see the very large stumps left behind by logging. It provides a very different perspective (and great photos opportunities). Easy walk which takes about an hour or so.

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Cheshire UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Having visited the more touristy,bigger sights around Sequoia we stopped off on our way back in the evening at the Big Stump Basin trail. It's a mile plus trail through the forest that has some giant trees but is perhaps more spectacular for the stumps of fallen giants which are evidence of the early logging of these magnificent tress before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

It is both amazing and tragic to see the stumps of some of the worlds largest trees. Especially when you discover that the sequoia wood is rather brittle and turned out not to be much use for construction, but got used for making roofing shingles. Still, the basin is starting to regenerate after a hundred years - only another 3000... More 

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