Golden Trout Wilderness

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

The Golden Trout Wilderness is located in both the Sequoia and Inyo national forests and encompasses 475 square miles of pristine lakes, jagged peaks, and lush green meadows. The elevation of the Sequoia portion ranges from 4,800 feet to 12,432 feet. Vegetation includes grey and pinyon pine woodlands at lower elevations; Jeffrey pine at mid-elevations; and red fir, lodgepole, and foxtail pine at higher elevations. Approximately 150 miles of trails are located on the Sequoia National Forest portion. Visitor permits (required only for overnight stays in the Golden Trout Wilderness) are available free from forest offices near wilderness entry points. The following trails into the Golden Trout Wilderness are inaccessible in winter months due to seasonal road closures: Shake Camp, Clicks Creek, Lewis Camp, Summit, Forks of the Kern, Jerkey Meadow.

Click here to view the Golden Trout Wilderness Recreation Opportunity Guide PDF

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Current Conditions: Western Divide Ranger District
Usage: Medium


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