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    Panoramic Point to Park Ridge Hike


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    The Panoramic Point to Park Ridge Hike is full of wonderment and amazing scenery. Located in Kings Canyon Park, this wonderful adventure offers breathtaking views of the Great Western Divide, nearby crests of the Sierra Nevada, and encompassing woodlands.

    Route Description for Panoramic Point to Park Ridge Hike

    The Panoramic Point to Park Ridge Trail is a beautiful trek that offers unrivaled scenery. This route is ideal for intermediate hikers and families with older children; this route provides a good workout with motivating views. Compared to most trails in the area, this one boasts a more secluded experience, especially in the mornings and evenings. Note the terrain is rocky in sections, so a sturdy pair of footwear is recommended. Additionally, it is important to be mindful of wildlife, including bears along the way. Note entrance to the park costs $35USD per vehicle or $20USD per person for pedestrians or cyclists.

    Your journey along the Panoramic Point to Park Ridge Hike departs from the Park Ridge Trailhead. Setting out from here, the Park Ridge Trail will lead you east up to Panoramic Point. Revel in the amazing alpine scenery, then continue along the path tracking south. This section of the route will climb along the ridge, undulating through the forestlands.

    Eventually, the trail will deliver you to the Fire Lookout Tower. Marvel at the scene of the Great Western Divide dusted in snow. When you are through appreciating the view, retrace your footing along the ridge and back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Panoramic Point to Park Ridge Hike Trailhead

    The Panoramic Point to Park Ridge Hike departs from the Park Ridge Trailhead off Panoramic Point Road.

    Route Information

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      Older Children only

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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