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Stand on the Mark Twain Stump

We enjoyed hiking this short little trail. The highlight was using the ladder to climb up on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
adventure58
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Advance,NC
Viola Falls

An unexpected side trail from the big stump parking lot takes you 1.75 miles to Viola Falls. A nice... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
eric m
,
San Francisco, California
via mobile
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed hiking this short little trail. The highlight was using the ladder to climb up on the Mark Train Stump and taking a picture. We looked like dots on the top.

1  Thank adventure58
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An unexpected side trail from the big stump parking lot takes you 1.75 miles to Viola Falls. A nice swim hole in warmer weather, I'm not sure if the falls run all summer or dry up. You take the unmarked spur trail that is right...More

Thank eric m
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a good place to take a short hike. Take your time to enjoy the beauty and it doesn't require a lot of endurance to hike this. The trail starts at the rest area just to the left of the restrooms. The big stumps...More

2  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

These stumps date back to the 1800's when men wanted to cut down these great trees. The tress do not decay so the stumps are still there. Thank goodness John Muir helped put a stop to the logging.

2  Thank Mandy F
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Most people come to this part of the park during the summer. But if you are ok with Snowshoes or Nordic ski's, you can get the whole area to yourself with a fairly easy to moderate trek. The parking lot is close to the entrance...More

1  Thank Gary D
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We hiked down to see the big stump and back again. The trail is not marked very well and a few times we wondered if we were going the right way as no markers to tell you the way or how far but eventually we...More

Thank Margot E
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were encouraged by a ranger to do this hike...we were the only ones on the trail...and the size of the stumps was unbelievable. Gorgeous meadows and just alot of history. We truly enjoyed this little side trip.

Thank Ohio_Geologist1
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

It's roughly two miles from the pavement to the stumps and it can be a BUMPY ride...if you have a low clearance car you might not make it...you don't need 4x4 though. It's a cool field and you can explore on your own because most...More

1  Thank Austinmike28
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I had two exchange students from France with me and we hiked this trail. It had everything, a meadow, Big Trees, history... This trail is right near the entrance so you don't have to fight traffic and is great if your time is limited. I...More

1  Thank KarenEph320
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A beautiful loop through a meadow and former lumber mill site the size of the stumps that dot the trail are amazing, as are the giants still standing. You can see multiple examples of where loggers began to cut down a tree at the base...More

1  Thank Boise_Jax
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