• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

Trail Conditions

This website will be updated as trail conditions are reported by visitors and park staff.

Reports are limited or may be unavailable in the winter months. Conditions may be reported by e-mail

using the following link: e-mail us

Snowpack data available at http://cdec.water.ca.gov/snow/

Climbing Mt. Langley?

 
 

CEDAR GROVE/ROAD'S END

Road closed for season beyond Hume Lake as of 11/12/2014

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
Lewis Creek/Kennedy Pass 11/21

Trail will soon be under winter conditions

(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)

Copper Creek/Granite Pass 11/21

Trail will soon be under winter conditions

(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)

Woods Creek and Bubbs Creek/Glen Pass

(Rae Lakes Loop)

11/21 Trail will soon be under winter conditions
(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)
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GRANT GROVE/JENNIE LAKES WILDERNESS AREA

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
JO Pass 11/21

Trail will soon be under winter conditions

(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)

BelleCanyon /Seville/Ranger/Lost Lakes 11/21 Trail will soon be under winter conditions
(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)
Redwood Canyon 11/21

Trail will soon be under winter conditions

(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)

Sugarloaf Valley/Roaring River 11/21 Trail will soon be under winter conditions
(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)
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LODGEPOLE/WOLVERTON/CRESCENT MEADOW

Trail/Destination

Date Conditions
Twin Lakes Trail

11/21 Trail will soon be under winter conditions
(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)
Alta Trail

11/21 Trail will soon be under winter conditions
(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)

Pear Lake Trail*



11/21

Trail will soon be under winter conditions

(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)

High Sierra Trail



11/21

Trail will soon be under winter conditions

(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)

*Winter: Reservations are required at the Pear Lake Hut.

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FOOTHILLS: Be aware of poison oak, ticks, and rattlesnakes in these areas.

Trail/Destination Date Conditions

Middle Fork Trail 10/2 No report

Garfield Grove Trail (S. Fork Rd)
10/2 No report

Ladybug Trail (S. Fork Rd.)

10/2

No report

Lower Colony Mill Trail (N. Fork Rd.)

10/2 No report
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MINERAL KING/KERN CANYON

Road closed for season 10/27/2014

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
Paradise Ridge Trail 11/21

Expect snow above 8,000 ft.

Timber Gap 11/21

Expect snow above 8,000 ft.

Tar Gap 11/21 Expect snow above 8,000 ft.
Sawtooth 11/21

Expect snow above 8,000 ft.

Franklin Lakes/Franklin Pass 11/21

Expect snow above 8,000 ft.

Farewell Gap 11/21 Expect snow above 8,000 ft.
White Chief/Eagle Lake/Mosquito Lakes 11/21 Expect snow above 8,000 ft.
Atwell/Hockett Trail 11/21

Expect snow above 8,000 ft.

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SIERRA CREST/EAST SIDE (INYO NATIONAL FOREST) For further information on trails starting east of the Sierra Nevada, contact the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center at 760-876-6222 or the Inyo National Forest Wilderness Office (760) 873-2483

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
Bishop Pass 10/2 Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Piute Pass

10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Taboose Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Sawmill Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Baxter Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

This trail is extremely difficult to follow due to damage caused by fire and flash floods in previous years. It is not recommended for most hikers.

Kearsarge Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Shepherd Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

ADVISORY Not stock passable. A flash flood has created several gullies 20-30 ft. deep with near-vertical faces along the trail between Mahogany Flat and the Pothole on the east side (Inyo NF) side of Shepherd Pass. Symmes Creek near the eastern end of the trail is also scoured out...in places up to 50-60 ft wide and 20 ft deep. Hikers attempting to cross the gullies are at risk of dislodging rocks and causing severe injuries.

Mount Whitney Trail 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Old Army Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

See information about climbing Mt. Langley at top of page.

New Army Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Cottonwood Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

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New Army Pass
New Army Pass
Photo by N. Ver

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