Thing to Do

Enjoy a 360-Degree View at Little Baldy Dome

The Little Baldy Trail climbs along switchbacks to the top of a granite dome, passing an incredible variety of wildlfowers along the way. The trail starts from the highest point on the Generals Highway, winding 1.7 miles (2.7 km) and gaining 790 feet (241 m) in elevation. At the top, enjoy views of the Great Western Divide and beyond. You might rest and have a picnic while enjoying this 360-degree view. When you're done, return the way you came for a total of 3.4-mile (5.5-km) round-trip hike. 

2-3 Hours
Please be aware that pets are not permitted on any trails at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. However, leashed pets are allowed to be walked in developed areas like campgrounds, picnic areas, and along roads that are open to vehicle traffic. 

Qualified ADA-defined service dogs are allowed on trails in national parks. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. For more information about ADA service animal requirements, please go to the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The Little Baldy trailhead is located 6 miles north of Lodgepole in Sequoia National Park. 

You can drive to this trail from two different directions. From the north, take Highway 180 east to the Generals Highway turn-off, and then take the Generals Highway 17 miles to the Little Baldy trailhead. From the south, take Highway 198 east to Foothills, and then take the Generals Highway 26 miles through Lodgepole to the Little Baldy trailhead.

There is parking at the trailhead.
The Little Baldy Trail can be hiked throughout the year, but we recommend hiking this trail in the summer or fall. Icy conditions and deep snow can be present in winter and early spring.
Time of Day
Day, Dawn, Dusk

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Last updated: August 3, 2020