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Chimney Tree Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 149' 45 m
Descent: -161' -49 m
High: 5,615' 1,711 m
Low: 5,454' 1,662 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Lindsey Hubert Roberts

An easy run including a gorgeous giant sequoia hollowed by fire, creating a "chimney" in the trunk.

Lindsey Hubert Roberts

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Once the first big snow of the season comes the Forest Service will close the road. Usually October - May.

Description

This trail makes for an easy 1.1 mile run. This trail begins from a large, dirt parking lot, which makes it easy to access. Along the way, visitors can expect gentle grades, but a consistent uphill incline during the first half of the trail. Once you've started working your way back to the car, you'll have a slightly steeper descent.

The highlight of this loop is its namesake "Chimney Tree" - a gorgeous giant sequoia tree hollowed by fire, creating a "chimney" in the trunk.

Flora & Fauna

You'll be treated to many towering tree species, as well as the ferns that call the understory home.

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in California

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Trailhead for Chimney Tree trail and Graveyard of the Giants Trail
Jun 28, 2016 near Oakhurst, CA

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