DescriptionIt really is what it sounds like! Reach the end of this road in the beautiful Kings Canyon for a permit "jumping-off" point for many of the National Park's most famous and beautiful backcountry trails:
Bubbs Creek Trail: Steep then steady grade. Access to John Muir and Pacific Crest trails. Two night stay limit at each Rae Lake and Charlotte Lake. No campfires above 10,000' (3048 meters). Trailhead to begin the Rae Lakes Loop going counter-clockwise. See Woods Creek below. First campsite - Sphinx Creek (4 miles/6.4 km) Limit 25 people/day.
Woods Creek Trail: Steady moderate climb. Very busy trail. Vistas, rivers and high lakes. Trailhead to begin the Rae Lakes Loop going clockwise. See Bubbs Creek above. Bubbs and Woods Creeks are popular horse-party trails. First campsite - Paradise Valley (6.5 miles/10.4 km) Limit 25 people/day.
Copper Creek Trail: Hot, steep climb; leave early in the day. Forests, vistas, alpine lakes. Access to Middle Fork of Kings River. No campfires in Granite Basin or above 10,000' (3048 meters). First campsite - Lower Tent Meadow (4 miles/6.4 km) Limit 20 people/day.
Lewis Creek Trail: Hot, steep, dusty climb. Trail becomes difficult to follow north of Kennedy Pass. Forest, lakes and vistas. No campfires above 10,000' (3048 meters). First campsite - Frypan Meadow (5.5 miles/8.8 km) Limit 25 people/day.