Buena Vista Peak Trail, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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  • Despite its name, this is not a particularly scenic trail. It winds back and forth in an area of low vegetation to a rocky outcropping that overlooks a valley. Not much to see on the way there, and....  more
    Despite its name, this is not a particularly scenic trail. It winds back and forth in an area of low vegetation to a rocky outcropping that overlooks a valley. Not much to see on the way there, and....  more »
  • This hike came recommended to us by a park ranger. We headed here from Lodgepole Campground - about a 45 minute drive up Generals Highway. This hike is located on the other side of the road from the....  more
    This hike came recommended to us by a park ranger. We headed here from Lodgepole Campground - about a 45 minute drive up Generals Highway. This hike is located on the other side of the road from the....  more »
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  • This trail was recently redone after the fires last year. The trail is very easy to follow and meanders a short distance through the forest before climbing up toward Buena Vista Peak. There are some sections of the trail that cuts through overgrown patches of thorny brush. Please do NOT attempt to cut the brush or trample it. Move it out of the way as you go. Obvious signs of fire will pop up every now and then but for the most part, the forest here is still healthy. The top of the peak opens out to granite boulders and a large viewing slab to the north west side. This is one of my favorite places to watch sunsets from. You can see down to the road from this vantage point.
  • Did a quick hike today in the snow. It was a mile up hill. Well worth it once you get to the top. Coming back down was easy.

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