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Last Road Opens

The road to Mineral King is now open for public use. This is the final road to open for the summer 2018 season. Users can now access the northwestern most tip of the Golden Trout Wilderness via Farewell Gap. When … Continue reading

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Trail Report: Jerkey Meadow to Trout Meadow

Last week Daniel went out into the Golden Trout Wilderness via the Jerkey Meadow Trailhead. He hiked up and over to the Little Kern River Bridge and ultimately to Trout Meadow. Then he reversed course and this is what he … Continue reading

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More Access! Sherman Pass Road

The Sherman Pass Road is open to the Black Rock Trailhead. Now users can access the Inyo National Forest side of the Golden Trout Wilderness besides Horseshoe Meadow. The Black Rock Trailhead is a popular starting point for those going … Continue reading

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Trail Report: Summit and Maggie Lakes

This past weekend hiker Andy Cai went out from Hidden Falls Campground and did a big loop to see places like Summit and Maggie Lakes. He even tried out the old Griswold trail that was reopened in 2015. Here is … Continue reading

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One Road, Several Trailheads

As of 9 AM this morning, the North Road (21S50) will be open to the public! This is a major access point to several trailheads on the Sequoia National Forest side of the Golden Trout Wilderness. Trailheads now accessible are … Continue reading

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National Trail Day – June 2

Mark your calendar for June 2 as it is National Trail Day! There are various way you can participate this year from simply just going on a hike to maintaining trails to special trail events and more. You can also … Continue reading

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Mountain Home Opens on 5/10

Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest announced they will be opening up on May 10, 2018. Great news for all those wanting to get to the Long Meadow TH on the western most portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. The Long … Continue reading

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Last Survey of 2018

The last snow survey results are in for 2018! May is the final survey for the area and sites within or near the Golden Trout Wilderness. Unfortunately the results are bad. The Kern River Basin is at 13% of normal … Continue reading

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Lloyd Meadow Road Opens – SQF

Great news for those wanting to get in the wilderness earlier than Memorial Day weekend. The Lloyd Meadow Road (22S82) is now open to Jerkey Meadow TH as well as 20S67 to Forks of the Kern TH on the Sequoia … Continue reading

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A Road Opens….

Many roads accessing various trails to the Golden Trout Wilderness are still close. They are estimated to open as early as mid-May, but ultimately by Memorial Day weekend. Are you itching to get a head start and catch the wilderness … Continue reading

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