Location: 270 miles southwest of San Francisco, CA and 230 miles north of Los Angeles, CA
Distance: 13.8 miles (Round Trip)
Alta Peak offers some of the best views in the southern Sierras. From its lofty summit breath-taking vistas extend from the Sierra Crest, the Great Western Divide and the Kaweah Peaks to the foothills of the San Joaquin Valley.
Distance: 8.2 - 12.8 miles (Round Trip)
The Lakes Trail, one of the most popular hikes in Sequoia National Park, climbs through dense forest to a landscape of polished granite dotted with four beautiful lakes and set amid a backdrop of rugged ridges anchored by Alta Peak (11,204-ft.).
Distance: 9.0 miles (Round Trip)
Beautiful Monarch Lakes lie cradled in scenic bowl at the foot of Sawtooth and Mineral Peaks. A moderately-steep trail to the lake climbs through meadows, red fir forest and avalanche-scoured slopes and features fine views of the Mineral King valley.
Distance: 12.0 miles (Round Trip)
This popular day hike climbs to Lower Franklin Lake, nestled in a scenic basin beneath the Great Western Divide.
Giant sequoias, peaceful conifer forests, glistening lakes and dramatic mountain scenery tempt hikers to explore the southwestern Sierra Nevada Mountains around Lodgepole and Mineral King in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park.