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    Cedar Grove Overlook Hike

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    2.5-3.5h
    Distance
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    6.1 km
    Elevation
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    492 m
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    The Cedar Grove Overlook is a must-add to your Kings Canyon National Park adventure itinerary. This epic excursion ascends the canyon walls through mixed conifer forests and montane meadows to a spell-binding overlook of the granite mountainscape.

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    Route Description for Cedar Grove Overlook Hike

    The Cedar Grove Overlook Trail boasts amazing scenery every step of the way. This wonderful trek ascends the vertiginous canyon wall, requiring the navigation of countless switchbacks'. Demanding a steep climb along an exposed path, it is important to pack plenty of water to stay hydrated! Be sure to wear a sturdy pair of footwear to easily maneuver the rocky path and avoid a rolled ankle along the way. Note entrance to the park costs $35USD per vehicle or $20USD per person for pedestrians or cyclists.

    Your trek along the Cedar Grove Overlook begins from the Hotel Creek Trailhead. Setting out from here, you will be guided northeast along the Hotel Creek Trail towards the namesake creek. Here, the path will redirect you north, leading through what seems like a never-ending set of switchbacks. Taking breaks as needed, you will ultimately graduate the switchbacks. Here you will be rerouted west to the overlook.

    Take a seat atop the rocks and enjoy the view as you catch your breath. Admire the panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada's granite crests, then, when you are ready, retrace your footing back down to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Cedar Grove Overlook Hike Trailhead

    Access this hike via the Hotel Creek Trailhead off N Cesar Grove Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      Year-round

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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