If it’s not too hot outside, we suggest exploring Paradise! Take the Paradise Creek trail through Paradise Canyon in the foothills of Sequoia National Park. Gentle Paradise Canyon contrasts sharply with its surrounding terrain. This moderate 1-mile trail winds through a deciduous, oak woodlands and passes waterfalls and pools. Cross the Middle Fork Bridge and then parallel Paradise Creek for the rest of the hike. After one mile, the trail ends. Turn around unless you are prepared for off-trail hiking.
Beware: Poison oak is common along this trail. Learn how to identify Poison Oak, as it can irritate skin and cause rash and/or blisters. An easy phrase to remember is "Leaves of three, let it be." If you see a small plant or shrub with shiny leaves bundled in "threes", be sure to stay away. Try not to brush your clothes or shoes against this plant, as your clothes can carry the plant oils and cause irritation when you get home.