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Sequoia Groves in California

Find Maps for Kern River Canyon
(Sequoia National Forest)
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Find Maps for Kings Cyn & Sequoia National Parks

Books on the Southern Sierra Mountains, Calaveras Big Trees, Sequoia National Forest & Sequoia National Park

Sequoia Books

Sequoia Books

Sequoia Books

Sequoia Books

Sequoia Books

Sequoia Books

Giant Sequoia are the most massive individual trees in the world. They grow to an average height of 164–279 feet with trunk diameters ranging from 20–26 feet. Record trees have been measured at 311 feet tall. The specimen known to have the greatest diameter at breast height is the General Grant tree at 28.9 feet.

The oldest known giant sequoia is approximately 3,200 years old based on dendrochronology. Giant sequoias are among the oldest living organisms on Earth. Giant sequoia bark is fibrous, furrowed, and may be 3 feet thick at the base of the columnar trunk. The sap contains tannic acid, which provides significant protection from fire damage. The leaves are evergreen, awl-shaped and arranged spirally on the shoots.

The giant sequoia regenerates by seed. The seed cones are 1–3 inches long and mature in 18–20 months, though they typically remain green and closed for as long as 20 years. Each cone has 30–50 spirally arranged scales, with several seeds on each scale, giving an average of 230 seeds per cone. Seeds are dark brown, yellow-brown wing along each side. Some seeds shed when the cone scales shrink during hot weather in late summer, but most are liberated by insect damage or when the cone dries from the heat of fire. Young trees start to bear cones after 12 years.

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Giant Sequoia Trees on Western Divide Highway

 

Kern River Maps

Kern River Canyon Recreation Maps

Kern River Maps

Lower Kern River Trail

  • backpacking
  • boulders
  • camping
  • cedar groves
  • fishing
  • fire lookout towers
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • hot springs
  • hunting
  • mountain meadows
  • mountain biking
  • off-roading
  • rock climbing
  • sequoia groves
  • wildflowers

Maps of the Kern River Canyon & vicinity:

Southern Sierra Map
Sequoia National Forest USDA Map

Dome Land Wilderness Map USDA
Golden Trout South Sierra Map USDA
Golden Trout Wilderness Map Tom Harrison
Jawbone Canyon, Kelso Valley OHV Map
Pacific Crest Trail Topo Map #3

Kern River Maps

Lake Isabella, from Caliente Bodfish Road

Kern River
Kern Plateau
Shermans Pass Road #22S05
Sierra Back Road Maps

Kern River Maps

Kern River Maps

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digital maps for download

BLM Topo Map – Lake Isabella, California
Tom Harrison Topo Map – Golden Trout Wilderness
Giant Sequoia Forest Map Topo
Pacific Crest Trail – Section G (Map Bundle)

USGS Topo Map – Alta Sierra, Shirley Mdws (free)
USGS Topo Map – Cannel Peak, Creek, Meadows (free)
USGS Topo Map – Johnsondale, Sequoia NF (free)

Kern River (north) OHV Guide Map
Kern River (south) OHV Guide Map
CTUC Inyo & Sequoia (south) OHV Map
USFS Winter Recreation Map – Sequoia NF (free)
USFS Winter Recreation Map – Western Divide, Sequoia (free)
USFS Map Sequoia MVUM – Kern River North (free)
Sequoia MVUM – Western Divide Map (free)
Inyo MVUM – Monache Mdws, South Fork Kern River (free)
Inyo MVUM – Southern Sierra OHV Trails (free)

California Deer Hunting Zone D8 – Kern Map
California Deer Hunting Zone X10 – South Sierra Map

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nearby towns:

Kern back road destinations:

33E36trailhead

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Rincon Camp @ Sherman Pass Road

Dome Land Wilderness Map

DomeLand Wilderness Map

Dome Land Wilderness MapUSDA published this paper map ages ago. Might be found at the Kernville Ranger Station.

hikers mapDomeland Wilderness is located in the Southern Sierra, east of the Kern River, in an area known as the Kern Plateau. Granite domes, forest and meadows.

 

 

Dome Land Wilderness Map USDA

Domeland Wilderness

Dome Land Wilderness ( Part of Sequoia NF ) Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on paper 1991

Dome Land Wilderness Map

Domeland, Sequoia National Forest

Dome Land, Sequoia National Forest, Domelands Southern Sierra, Wilderness, Trail, Map

Face it, the Kern River Canyon can get pretty busy and camping can be crowded on weekends. Look forward to exploring new trails and camps east of the river. Up Sherman’s Pass – onto secluded forests, with OHV trails, mountain bike trails, horseback riding trails, meadows and much more. Seeking the east side of Kern, for access to South fork of the Kern River, which runs near the PCT and through Kennedy Meadows, CA

Domeland Wilderness is situated in between the Chimney Peak Backcountry Byway and the Big Meadow Road #22S12

NFS Campgrounds nearby:camp map

BIG MEADOW Sequoia NF

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Dome Land Wilderness Map

Granite, as viewed from Bald Mountain Fire Lookout, off Shermans Pass Road

Alternate Map for the Kern Plateau

see also – camp map

Southern Sierra Map
Sequoia National Forest Map
Sequoia Forest Topo Atlas
Golden Trout Wilderness Trail Map 

Golden Trout Wilderness Map

Golden Trout
Wilderness Area Maps

Mtn Home

Golden Trout as seen from Mountain Home

Golden Trout / South Sierra Map
Golden Trout Wilderness USDA
Kern River Gorge
Upper Kern River Backcountry Sequoia
California

    • backpack trails
    • hiking trails
    • fishing spots
  • horse packing
  • hot springs
  • kern river
  • horse trails

Golden Trout Wilderness
and South Sierra Wilderness

NFS

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Golden Trout Wilderness Map USDA

Official Trail Map for the U.S. National Forest Service. Map scale 1:63,360. Contour lines at 80 foot intervals show elevation. Detailed road network shown. Encompassing 475 square miles in the Sequoia and Inyo National Forests. Map Scale = 1″ to mile; Usually only found at Ranger Stations – Hard to find maps. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Printed on paper in 1995.

Golden Trout Wilderness Trail Map, Sequoia National Forest, South Sierra Backpacking Maps, Forks of the Kern River Map, Jerky Meadow Trailhead, Big Whitney Meadow, Kern Peak, Coyote Peaks, Grey Meadow, Little Kern River, Kern Canyon, Jordan Hot Springs, Casa Vieja Meadow, Monache Meadows. Topo Sequoia Camping Kern River.

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see also –
Golden Trout Wilderness Trail Map
Dome Land Wilderness Map
South Sierra Wilderness Map
Kern River Maps

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Creek dipping at Camp 4, Sequoia NF

JERKY MEADOW trailhead Forks of the Kern, located at the end of Sequoia forest road #22S82 also has numerous primitive camp sites located near the Kern Gorge. A moderate day hike will lead to waterfalls, swimming holes and granite bowls like these. Steep trails lead further down to the river 1000′ below. Forks of the Kern, Upper Kern River, Kern Hot Springs, Golden Trout Kern, Golden Trout Wilderness Area, South Sierra, Kern River Fishing, Camping, Backpacking Jerky Trailhead. Kennedy Meadows, California.

UPDATE 2021: A large amount of this Sierra Nevada wilderness is currently closed due to the dangerous conditions after a huge, destructive 2020 wildfire. Mountain Home State Forest, along with Balch Park, Tule River and the numerous Sequoia Groves and the Western Divide Highway (located on the west side of the Golden Trout Wilderness) are off limits to the public, due to the wildfire which consumed a large portion of this region.
Castle Fire – SQF Complex Fire

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