The Southern Sierra Hiking Club features hiking activities all year round in local mountains and wilderness areas of Kern and Tulare Counties; featuring the Sequoia National Forest, Sequoia National Park, and the Giant Sequoia National Monument. We hike on trails, scramble, climb peaks, go cross country, snowshoe and backpack.  Other areas we hike include the Tehachapi and San Emigdio Mountains, the Los Padres and Angeles National Forests, AND, extended holiday adventures to popular multi-state destinations!

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Formerly.... Kern River Valley Hiking Club

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    Dan J. added 64 new photos to Peak 7536 and Bales Pk Sunday Hike
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    Dan J.

    "It was a great hike! I'll have to do it again sometime - hopefully others will join. It turned out to be just under 3.5 miles one way, with about 1500 feet of gain. Was back home for lunch."

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    Annie H. Annie H. joined
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    Tony S. Tony S. commented on a photo
    1h ago

    "Thanks, I did have to enhance the colors a little to bring out the effect I got when seeing them. This was the 7 mile in spot and our turn around spot."

  • Group Review
    Kim Kim wrote a group review
    2h ago
    "Many, many BRAVOS!!! That's based on new membership, one Meetup, one attempted-raine­d-out Meetup, and much enjoyable reading of messages and looking at photos. After "straying"­ onto the Wild Side, I'm eager for more.…"
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    Kim Kim replied to Own & Rainbow Canyons, BLM's writeup (latest of 2)
    3h ago

    "$%^&*((*&­^%^%$$ spellchecker ! That's OWL Canyon....."

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    Jan G.

    "I'll try to make the new time. My only caveat is that I have to leave for 2 days to give a lecture in Denver (Mon and Tues of the following week) and, if I don't have my poop in a group by then, I may have to bail..."

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    Jan G. Jan G. commented on a photo
    3h ago

    "This is a great panorama shot!!!"


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