The Bobcat Point Trail provides easy access to a rocky outcrop where sweeping views of Moro Rock
, the foothills, and the surrounding mountains. While you can access the trail from the Sugar Pine Trail
, more people visit it from the Crescent Meadow
parking area. Follow the High Sierra Trail
out of the parking area, and then there will be a sign for Bobcat Point and Moro Rock
that points you to the right.
The trail is a narrow singletrack dirt trail that follows the ridge line before starting its descent toward Bobcat Point. The trail is overgrown in some areas as bushes start to grow into the trail. There are glimpses of the Western Divide and other mountain ranges through the trees. At roughly 0.4 miles, the trail emerges at Bobcat Point where you are treated to great views of Moro Rock
and the foothills below.
To the right of Moro Rock
and across the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, you can see the Castle Rocks and Paradise Peak. Take a minute to enjoy the views, and if you brought food, its a great place to have lunch. From here, the trail descends more steeply down the hillside.
The trail crosses a small creek, which is no problem in the summer to hop across, before arriving at the junction of the Sugar Pine Trail
. If you continue straight, the trail will end up at Moro Rock
. If you take the trail to the right, the Sugar Pine Trail
will lead you past some Indian mortars and return you to the parking lot at Crescent Meadow