Little Baldy – Sequoia National Park

Where: Sequoia National Park
Mileage: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation gain: 739 feet
Type: Out-and-back


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To get to the trailhead: From Dorst Campground drive about 1.5 miles South. You will see a large sign on the left side of the road “Little Baldy Trailhead”. On the right you will see a sign that says “Little Baldy Saddle”. There is some parking across the street from the trailhead. The trailhead is 11 miles north of the Giant Forest Village located on Generals Highway.

We’ve camped near Hume Lake a lot and have done many hikes in the area. This was one we finally decided to tackle. The trailhead begins at Little Baldy Saddle sitting at 7335′. After parking on the other side of the street, we took the single track trail. The beginning of the hike is a bit steep, but levels off most of the way up.

At some point along the trail the views become more vast as there are less trees. The last mile or so is a bit more rocky as it opens up to the granite summit.

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Little Baldy sits at 8044′ and offers 360 degree view of the surrounding area. We hung out on Little Baldy for a bit before heading back down to the car and campsite. Felt quite good to soak up the sun with a view like this.

Note to self: If in the area again with families with kids, I would bring them here.

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