Kennedy Meadows TH

Area Status: Open
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Kennedy Meadows Trailhead

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) 
Reservations: No reservation is required to use this trailhead. The trail leads directly into a Wilderness Area where a FREE wilderness permit is REQUIRED anytime a person or group travels OVERNIGHT. For overnight wilderness trips on the Stanislaus (into the Emigrant, Carson-Iceberg, or Mokelumne Wilderness), visitors must obtain a permit from the Summit Ranger Station (in person during office hours or self issue after hours). If you are travelling along the Pacific Crest Trail or into Yosemite National Park you may not self issue your permit. 
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $25 for overnight camping.  Please see campground host at Deadman Campground.  No fee for a Wilderness Permit.
Permit Info: A Wilderness permit is required for overnight camping within the Wilderness.  
Open Season: April - December
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Read your Wilderness Permit for regulations.
Water: Potable Water is available
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Kennedy Meadows Resort

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


Horse Camping

Horse Riding


Tent camping: Sites are available. See the camphost.
Accessible: An accessible horse mounting ramp is at the TH.

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6,330 feet