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Sunday, August 3, 2008

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Victory for Sierra Club and the Giant Sequoias!

June 23, 2008—Just two weeks ago we saw the end to the Sierra Club’s three year long battle with the timber industry, preventing them—once and for all—from logging in the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

The win came at the 11th hour, as the Sierra Club legal team prepared to appear in the Ninth Circuit court to argue the last case standing, a last-ditch appeal by the timber industry, regarding commercial logging in the Monument. But on the eve of the hearing, they abandoned and withdrew their appeal—putting the final nail in the coffin of this very drawn out case—and putting an end to the pillage of these iconic trees.

Beginning in 1901, when John Muir lobbied for the expansion of Sequoia National Park to encompass the entire range of the giant sequoia, the Sierra Club has advocated for the protection of giant sequoia ecosystems in their entirety. And, after years of fighting to keep our towering Sequoia trees safe from the timber industry's saws, we have finally won. Thanks to this hard-earned victory, our children and grandchildren will be able to stand in awe of these noble giants for generations to come.

A Guide to Giant Sequoia Groves of California


This list is intended to serve as a guide to where to find Giant Sequoias in California. Some groves are easily accessed via the Kern River Valley while most are accessed via the westside of the Sierra Nevada off of Highways 99 or 65. There are approximately 35,000-38,000 acres of giant sequoias in the Sierra Nevada; most of these are in Tulare County. Many groves are accessible via paved road, although most are subject to winter road closures. Contact the agency listed to learn of current conditions. Bold type means the grove is open year-round. Italicized type means groves are accessible via paved road.

Grove County Forest Highway # Roads Hike
Agnew Fresno Sequoia NF 180 14S11 to 13S11 cross country
Alder Creek Tulare Sequoia NF 190 Road 216 to Sequoia Crest
Atwell Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Mineral King Road South on Atwell Mill Trail
Bearskin Fresno Sequoia NF 180 Tenmile Creek Rd 13S09 to 13S02
Big Stump Tulare Kings Canyon 180 on highway
Black Mountain Tulare Sequoia NF 190 Coy Flat at Camp Nelson to south 21S94
Board Camp Tulare Sequoia NP 198 South Fork Road South Fork Trail then cross-country
Boulder Creek Fresno Sequoia NF 198 14S02 to 13S23
Burro Creek Tulare Sequoia NF 190 Wishon Dr. to River Road Griswold trail then cross-country
Cahoon Creek Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Mineral King Road Atwell Mill Trail then cross-country
Case Mountain Tulare BLM 198 No public access trail
Castle Creek Tulare Sequoia NP 198 at Giant Forest Middle Fork Trail then cross-country
Cherry Gap Fresno Sequoia NF 180 13S97 to 13S58
Coffee Pot Canyon Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Mineral King Road to Lookout Point cross-country
Cunningham Tulare Sequoia NF Western Divide Hwy SM107 to 22S08
Dennison Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Road 296 to Road 276 cross country
Devils Canyon Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Road 296 to Road 276 cross country
Dillonwood Tulare Sequoia NF 190 private
East Fork Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Mineral King Road South on Atwell Mill Trail
Eden Creek Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Mineral King Road Atwell Mill then cross-country
Evans Fresno Sierra 180 Tenmile Creek Rd 13S09 to 13S05 hike
Freeman Creek Tulare Sequoia NF Mtn 50 22S82 to 20S78 Freeman Creek Trail
Garfield Tulare Sequoia NP 198 South Fork Road trail
Giant Forest Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Crescent Meadow- Moro Rock Road
Grant Fresno Kings Canyon 180 short paved road
Homers Nose Tulare Sequoia NP 198 South Fork Road South Fork Trail then cross-country
Horse Creek Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Mineral King Road Atwell Mill then cross-country
Indian Basin Fresno Sequoia NF 180 on highway
Kennedy Fresno Sequoia NF 180 14S02 to 13S53 dirt road 13S53
Landslide Fresno Sequoia NF 198 Tenmile Creek Road 13S09 closed road 13S33
Little Boulder Creek Fresno Sequoia NF 198 14S02 dirt road 13S53
Lockwood Fresno Sequoia NF 180 Tenmile Creek Road 13S09 to 13S05
Long Meadow Tulare Sequoia NF Western Divide Hwy SM107 on highway Trail of 100 Giants parking costs $5
Lost Tulare Sequoia NP 198 on highway
Maggie Mountain Tulare Sequoia NF 190 Road 220 to River Road Griswold trail then cross-country
Mariposa Mariposa Yosemite 41 paved road
McIntyre Tulare Sequoia NF 190 Belknap Campground
McKinley Fresno Sierra 168 McKinley Grove Road
North Calaveras Calaveras Stanislaus 4 State Park Rd.
North Cold Spring Tulare Tule River IR
no public access
Oriole Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Mineral King Road Squirrel Creek Road then cross-country
Oriole Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Mineral King Road Squirrel Creek Road then cross-country
Packsaddle Tulare Sequoia NF Mtn. 50 22S82 to 23S64
Parker Peak Tulare Tule River IR
no public access
Peyrone Tulare Sequoia NF 190 Coy Flat turnoff to Camp Nelson
Pine Ridge Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Dorst Campground Trail to Muir Grove then cross-country
Placer County Placer Eldorado NF 80 Forest Hill Rd. to 96 Rd.
Red Hill Tulare Sequoia NF 190 Coy Flat turnoff at Camp Nelson to 21S94 closed dirt road
Redwood Meadow Tulare Sequoia NP 198
Middle Fork trail & Cliff Creek trail
Redwood Mountain Tulare Sequoia NP 198 dirt road Redwood Saddle trail
Sequoia Creek Tulare Kings Canyon 180
trail
Silver Creek Tulare Mountain Home SF 190 Road 220 to River Road Silver Creek to trail then cross-country
Skagway Tulare Sequoia NP 198 Dorst Campground Cross-country
South Calaveras Tuolumne Stanislaus 4 State Park Rd. trail
South Fork Tulare Sequoia NP 198 South Fork Road South-fork trail then cross-country
South Peyrone Tulare Sequoia NF 190 Coy Flat turnoff to 21S94
Starvation Creek Tulare Sequoia NF Mtn 50 SM107 to SM50 to 23S64
Surprise Tulare Sequoia NP 198 South Fork Road South Fork trail near Clough Cave then cross-country
Suwanee Tulare Sequoia NP 198
cross country
Tuolumne Tuolumne Yosemite 120
closed paved road
Wishon Tulare Mountain Home SF 190 Wishon Dr. to River Road trail Wishon Fork Tule River

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