Create an account

Start your adventure today.


    Already a member? Login

    Paradise Creek Trail

    This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    8.0 km
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    344 m
    User Ratings
    These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
    Be the first to add a review!
    Directions to Trailhead

    The Paradise Creek Trail is an amazing nature trail that wanders along the meandering creek nestled amongst the craggy cliffs of the Sierra Nevada. Reconnect with nature and escape the stressors of the real world as you explore this scenic footpath in the Sequoia National Park.

    Download the 10Adventures App

    View Paradise Creek Trail on Map

    View Map

    Join our newsletter

    Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

    Route Description for Paradise Creek Trail

    Hiking this route makes for an enchanting experience, and it is one of our favorite trails in the National Park. Much of the route is exposed, boasting awe-inspiring vistas of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The unshaded path also warrants extreme conditions, so check the forecast and dress accordingly. Additionally, it is important to be mindful of snakes along this path, as well as bears and deer grazing in the encompassing meadowlands. Note entrance to the park costs $35USD per vehicle or $20USD per person for pedestrians or cyclists.

    Your adventure along the Paradise Creek Trail begins from the Buckeye Flats Campground. Setting out from here, you will be directed southeast along the Paradise Creek Trail over the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River. Beyond this point, the trail hugs the curves of Paradise Creek, weaving between meadows of flowering meadows and shaded tree stands. From the exposed segments of the trail, you will be granted mesmerizing views of the Castle Rocks and Paradise Peak.

    After a few miles of trekking, the Paradise Creek Trail will culminate with an overlook of the creek canyon. Revel in the beauty of the encompassing mountainous landscape, head back and retrace your steps back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Paradise Creek Trail Trailhead

    Access this hike via the trailhead in the Buckeye Flats Campground.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


    • Route Signage


    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

    Paradise Creek Trail Elevation Graph

    Weather Forecast

    Check Area Weather

    Paradise Creek Trail Reviews

    Add a comment

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Nearby Trails

    Nearby Regions

    Hiking Tours by Country

    Get travel inspiration and discounts

    Join our weekly travel newsletter