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Trail of 100 Giants

Great Western Divide Hwy, Ponderosa, CA
+1 559-784-1500
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It’s not like it used to be

So I first visited this place about 10 years ago, and thought it was beautiful. When I went last... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TawnyLeann
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Bakersfield, California
via mobile
Magical place - we loved it!

We traveled the road from Porterville, CA. The narrow, windy road with breathtaking views along... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
Gina A
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Dallas, Texas
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“giant sequoias” (13 reviews)
“sequoia trees” (11 reviews)
“amazing trees” (3 reviews)
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Great Western Divide Hwy, Ponderosa, CA
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+1 559-784-1500
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"giant sequoias"
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"surrounding forest"
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"ranger station"
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"lake isabella"
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"kern river"
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"kernville"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So I first visited this place about 10 years ago, and thought it was beautiful. When I went last week (May 2018), I was a little disappointed. The trail is easy - I walked it in flip flops. There are maybe 8-10 “giants” (tall and...More

Thank TawnyLeann
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We traveled the road from Porterville, CA. The narrow, windy road with breathtaking views along with the Trail of 100 Giants made for a beautiful day. Not many tourists there in the spring so even more quiet and inspirational. The trees around the trail have...More

Thank Gina A
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We enjoyed our trip through the tall trees! Personally, I was saddened by so many downed trees, which were toppled over by recent (last 10 years) storms and fires. There were many "cut" trees, because they were blocking the paths when they fell, but there...More

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We drove from Bakersfield up to the forest and these 2 hours are bringing some magnificent views as well as some interesting old little towns. Be prepared for possible weather change (we got light snow although in Bakersfield we were in shirt). The trees are...More

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

This trail has a paved walkway so it is accesible for strollers and wheelchairs. The place is just amazing with all the Sequoia trees around. Some have fallen with the roots showing up which makes for good photos. This is a must for nature lover...More

Thank prettylobster
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

The drive out is a little scary if you're not used to the mountains, but the views are amazing. The trail itself is only a couple of miles, but we spent about 2-3 hours there reading the facts and taking everything in. This was a...More

Thank Lindsey F
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Impressive grove (standing and fallen giants) and paved path with placards along the way. Some of the massive sequoias have natural rooms and tunnels; climbing and walking atop the fallen giants is fun for all ages. Parking lot across the street is $5 and includes...More

Thank DLMS_3
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

The 1.3 mile trail is easy to walk. Took us just over an hour to enjoy seeing the amazing giant sequoias and the variety of pines. The paved trail is great. They were out of trail brochures, so take a cell phone picture of the...More

Thank PhilR9
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We are a family of four with two small elementary aged kids. We visited the Trail of 100 Giants in the Sequoia National Forest six years ago and camped across the street in the Redwood Meadows. We were amazed at this incredible grove of sequoias....More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Just a fantastic walk, for all ages, we were there with children aged 4, 7 and 8. They had the best time looking at all the trees, climbing the fallen ones, just walking around. Must see!!!

Thank Ariella W
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shiny-aga
April 9, 2018|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
Hello Shiny-aga, We visited that highway March 30, 2018 and it was just opened that Friday after a rockslide somewhere between Springville and The Trail of 100 Giants. Snow was melting quickly and there wasn't much in the... More
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topwop77
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know for sure. Check with the Springville Ranger Station.
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TheeArt
March 31, 2015|
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Response from Mary C |
I don't see why not. Your phone will not have reception, when you get really high up. There is a restaurant with wifi (I believe) in Ponderosa if you need to search for directions or maps on your phone.
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