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Short trip mid may

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Short trip mid may

A bunch of us (reasonably good hikers) intend to visit the park in may 10th-11th. We intend to do one day car touring laced with short walks and another day we would like to fill with a two day hike.

Can anybody suggest a nice itinerary and possibly a place to stay (nothing fancy, just clean).


Las Vegas, Nevada
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1. Re: Short trip mid may

So one day you are going to see the park by car? Hiking/walking at stops? And than the next day you are going to start off on a 2 day/ over night hike? Heading into the back counrty?

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Oh I love the idea of two day hike but alas it will be only one day hike and one day car. Still we intend on long days. Now any good idea?


Las Vegas, Nevada
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3. Re: Short trip mid may

This might help you.


Hikes we like include

1. Starting at Congress trail walk past all the trees and enjoy. Than head to Cresent Meadow and to Tharps log. Than take the Sugar Pine trail to Moro Rock. Climb Moro Rock.

We make this out first days hike each year.

2.. Big Baldy and Little Baldy. you can do one or both. They are across the road from each other. Fantastic views.

3.Tokopah Falls Trail. Leaves from Lodgepole does not take long to do.

4. For a day hike try the Lakes trail. Go as far as you can.

Be sure to visit Round Meadow, we generally see bears here.

Monterey, California
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4. Re: Short trip mid may

You have to consider that there might still be snow on the ground/trails in the Giant Forest at that time of year.

Some years no problem....most years wet/muddy or not open.

Good luck.

I'd suggest Redwood Mtn for a good long day loop.

My favorite is from Crescent Meadow parking lot to the Congress trail via the high sierra trail and back via circle meadow.

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Thank you all

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