National Monument Association

Trail of 100 Giants Closed!

October 20th, 2015 by Eric Mart

 Springville, Ca., October 20, 2015 – In September, Forest officials assessed the growing number of dead and dying trees located along the Trail of 100 Giants, a popular recreation site in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. In the interest of public safety, the Forest has temporarily closed this trail until the hazardous situation can be dealt with.

This closure goes into effect today, portions of the trail may be opened once they are determined to be safe for public travel. The annual closure of the Western Divide Highway, closed by Tulare County when the road is no longer safe for travel, may keep the Trail of 100 Giants closed until spring due to weather.

While the Trail of 100 Giants is temporarily closed, the Forest Service encourages the public to visit our lesser known areas within the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Giant Sequoias can be seen along the Nelson Trail in the Belknap, McIntyre, and Wheel Meadow Groves near the community of Camp Nelson.

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