ACTIVITIES AT SEQUOIA HIGH SIERRA CAMP

hike Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon At Sequoia High Sierra Camp, guests enjoy abundant outdoor adventure as well as relaxing, restful leisure options. Set at an elevation of 8,282 feet, the Camp's natural surroundings provide magnificent vistas and convenient access to hiking trails, wildlife watching, and outdoor recreation.

Popular activities include:

Day Hiking - From easy loops through nearby meadows, to more intense ventures up scenic mountainsides - day hiking excursions from the Sequoia High Sierra Camp are plentiful and appealing for all athletic abilities.

Pack your own picnic lunch from our deli buffet to enjoy on a multitude of scenic day hikes - such as the popular 3-mile jaunt to the top of Mitchell Peak, known for panoramic views of Kings River Canyon and Monarch Divide.

Nearby Mountain Peaks

  • Mount Maddox - 9,606 - ft elevation
  • Mitchell Peak - 10,249 - ft elevation
  • Lookout Peak - 8,631 - ft elevation
  • Kanawyer Gap

Nearby Meadows

  • Rowell Meadow - 7,900 - ft elevation
  • Horse Corral Meadow - 8,200 - ft elevation
  • Pond Meadow
  • Comanche Meadow
  • Summit Meadow
  • Sunset Meadow
  • Williams Meadow

Please visit our hiking and trail maps page to see a brief profile we've created of our most popular day hikes. Maps and additional information are available at the Camp.

Fly Fishing - The Camp is surrounded by creeks and lakes, and offers access to fishing stops on nearby hikes to Seville Lake, Boulder Creek, and Rowell Creek. Some fly fishing equipment is available at the Camp, but guests are encouraged to bring their own.

Undisturbed creeks and lakes in Sequoia National Park Anglers will find excellent fly-fishing in several nearby creeks and mountain lakes. Bring your own equipment - or borrow from our limited supplies at the camp - to try your luck with the local trout. A California State Fishing License is required for everyone 16 or older. Licenses are available at the Lodgepole Market Center in Sequoia National Park.

Nearby Creeks

  • Boulder Creek
  • Rowell Creek
  • Gannon Creek
  • Sheep Creek
  • Horse Corral Creek

Nearby Lakes

  • Seville Lake
  • Lost Lake

Photography - Majestic Sequoias, brilliant blue skies, and serene natural settings make it easy for any photographer to find inspiration.

Star Gazing - The Camp is one of the best places to experience unobstructed views of the star studded sky! A high powered Orion Telescope is available for guest use, as well as a user friendly guide to identify the galaxies.You will be amazed by the dazzling beauty of the high-country sky!

Horseback Riding - The nearby Horse Corral Pack Station offers 1-hour, 2-hour, half-day and full-day guided horseback riding excursions for every level of rider (beginning to advanced). Please call direct to the Horse Corral Pack Station for more information at 559-565-3404 or visit online at www.horsecorralpackers.com. (We suggest that you make any riding arrangements in advance of your visit as there is no phone service available at the Sequoia High Sierra Camp).

relax around campfire or in your luxury cabin Evening Campfire - Each night following dinner, we light a toasty warm campfire in our bonfire/social area. Curl up with a warm wool blanket, bring along your guitar, enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow camp guests - or just relax and enjoy the star studded evening skies and crisp mountain air.

Wildlife Watching - You'll want to take your binoculars to zoom in on the thrilling wildlife and majestic views of Kings River Canyon and Monarch Divide.

Commonly Seen Wildlife

  • Black Bears
  • Marmots
  • Chipmunks
  • Deer
  • Songbirds
  • Thrushes
  • Hummingbirds

Seven giant sequoia groves within hike of sequoia high sierra camp Sequoia Groves - There are seven giant sequoia groves within a round-trip day hike of the Camp. In addition, guests can explore the comparatively level landscape of the Jennie Lakes Wilderness or descend into Kings Canyon.

Nearby Sequoia Groves

(All three can be accessed from the Horse Corral Meadow, 3.5 miles from Camp.)

  • Deer Meadow Grove
  • Agnew Grove
  • Monarch Grove

Day Hikes

  • Don Cecil Trailhead
    Summit Meadow
    Lookout Pass
  • Marvin Pass Trail (going south)
    Mount Maddox
    Kanawyer Gap
    Mitchell Peak
    Rowell Meadow
    Pond Meadow
    Comanche Meadow
    Rowell Creek
  • Horse Corral Meadow (3.5 miles from parking lot)
    Deer Meadow Grove
    Agnew Grove
    Monarch Grove

Our Camp hosts will be pleased to provide more detailed information about local hikes, trails, and points of interest during your stay.