Big Stump Basin, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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  • We wanted to see the Mark Twain stump and were amazed. The stumps in that area were huge - 24’ across. This is a fairly easy trail that should be considered family friendly. If you go in the summer.....  more
    We wanted to see the Mark Twain stump and were amazed. The stumps in that area were huge - 24’ across. This is a fairly easy trail that should be considered family friendly. If you go in the summer.....  more »
  • At the bare minimum, parallel park in the little pullout on the side of the road just beyond the Big Stump Entrance to Kings Canyon National Park. A very short hike down the hill will bring you to... 
    At the bare minimum, parallel park in the little pullout on the side of the road just beyond the Big Stump Entrance to Kings Canyon National Park. A very short hike down the hill will bring you to...  more »
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  • Great to see and get up close to some huge sequoia stumps. You can even climb some of them to see what they look like on the inside. For me it was better than the General Sherman Trail, because those trees are all fenced and there are a lot a people all around you, while we’ve been completely alone on the Big Stump Trail.
  • The trail head is at the picnic area. Nice short hike around a meadow that was the former Smith Comstock Mill. We scared some mule deer so if you are quieter than my kids you might get to see some wildlife there!

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