Hume Lake Ranger District is the most northern portion of the Giant Sequoia National Monument and it is neighbors to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. This 195,606-acre district has elevations range from about 1,000 feet, along the Kings River to 11,000 feet, the peak of Mt Harrington and home to 13 Sequoia Groves and the majestic Kings Canyon.
The district also includes 2 wilderness areas, 18 developed campgrounds (including 4 groups sites), 2 rental cabins, developed day use areas, 113 miles of trails, 150 miles of Off-Highway- Vehicle trails, 25 groomed snow trails and much more.
The Kern River Ranger District offers something for every recreationist. The district covers 663,000 acres and offers 25 campgrounds and 10 developed day-use areas. Over 578 miles of trails, including 68 miles through designated wilderness, span across forested mountains, high desert, and along rivers. Come out and explore!
Gateway to the Giant Sequoias
Even though no giant sequoia groves are on the Kern River Ranger District, the Trail of 100 Giants is just up the road on the Western Divide Ranger District and offers a paved interpretive trail to view and learn about these majestic trees. Please note that this trail is only accessible seasonally, usually from May - November.
The Pacific Crest Trail crosses the District in two locations (click here to go to www.pcta.org, official site for the Pacific Crest Trail Association)
The 319,491-acre Western Divide Ranger District encompasses the southern portion of the Giant Sequoia National Monument and is centrally located in Sequoia National Forest. Visitors don't want to miss meandering along the Trail of 100 Giants, scenic view from the top of Dome Rock, or perhaps a backcountry hike into the Golden Trout Wilderness.
The district offers nine developed campgrounds (including groups sites), rental cabins, developed day use areas, 296 miles of trails, 338 miles of off-highway vehicle routes that offer miles of winter-time ski or snowmobile routes and much more.