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This is a short, steep climb to the summit of Lookout Peak for commanding views of the Sequoia/Kings Canyon backcountry.

The trail that leads to the summit of Lookout Peak begins from the Big Meadows Road (Forest Service Road 14S11). The road ends at Summit Meadows southwest of the peak. On a saddle south of the peak the Don Cecil Trail, Summit Trail and Road 14S11 meet. Follow the Summit Trail, which leads north. The trail is one half mile long. It becomes less distinct as you reach the summit. From that point look for the easiest way to the top and continue climbing. Lookout Peak provides sweeping views of the Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks backcountry.

Directions: From Big Stump Entrance, Travel north on Highway 180 to Generals Highway. Turn right on to Generals Highway and travel seven miles to Forest Service Road 14S11. Turn left on to Forest Service Road 14S11 and drive to its end, approximately 15 miles.

Elevation: 7,800 feet

Ending Elevation: 8,631 feet

Elevation Gain: 500 feet

Usage: Light

Difficulty: Strenuous

 
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Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, California


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