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Roads Closed for the Season

Roads accessing the Golden Trout Wilderness have been closed for the season. Users can still access the wilderness, but it will just take longer. Several road closures signs mean adding up to 14 miles of hiking just to a trail … Continue reading

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Roads – June 5, 2017

As of this posting, there are no changes in road conditions. The main access to the Golden Trout Wilderness remains via Mineral King on the Sequoia National Park or using the Lloyd Meadow Road within the Sequoia National Forest. If … Continue reading

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Last Road Conditions Update for May

Many of the roads remain closed due to snow. Here is the final day in May report of the current road conditions to access the Golden Trout Wilderness. Sequoia National Park opens their road to Mineral King. Just expect to … Continue reading

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Road Access Update for 5/9/17

Ready to head out into the wilderness Memorial Day weekend? Well you may want a plan B if you were going to use some of the popular roads to access the trails. Right now many are still closed. Here is … Continue reading

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Snow Pack Results for April

The April 1 snow survey results are in for 2017. The Kern River basin is at 215% of normal! Two years ago it was 5% of normal and last year it was around 75%! It is great to see so … Continue reading

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More Road Closures

Bear Creek and Balch Park roads provide access to Mountain Home State Forest and Balch Park. More importantly these roads are the main access points to the western most portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. Typical trail accessed by these roads are … Continue reading

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Roads are Still Closed

The warming weather in the valleys below tend to make people “itch” to get outdoors. If you are thinking of curing that “itch” by going into the Golden Trout Wilderness, the roads that lead you to many of the trailheads … Continue reading

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New Feature: Access

Wondering what roads are open? Missed the announcement on the site sometime back? Not a problem. Head on over to the “Preparation” section and check out the new feature “Access.” Here you will find up-to-date road access information to those … Continue reading

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Lloyd Meadow Road Partially Opened

As of Friday, May 4th, the Lloyd Meadow Road (22S82) is partially opened. One Lane is still closed but the other is open. Please drive with caution as potential traffic heading in the opposite direction will be using that lane … Continue reading

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Roads Are Open, but….

On the Sequoia National Forest, Western Divide Ranger District, two roads have been opened by Tulare County. The Western Divide Highway (107) and Parker Pass (M50) are now open. Although this isn’t any of the roads near trailheads into the … Continue reading

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