Past Meetup

Hiking Kings River Trail to Garlic Falls

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Contact:
sam h[masked]
If you are a member of Sierra Club Outings Meetup: RSVP to this event
If not: call, message, or text me to RSVP

Carpool:
I can't coordinate carpools, but I have 4 seats in my car, feel free to call/text if you need a ride. I will be at the Grocery Outlet at Peach/Belmont at 6:00, leave shortly thereafter and meet at the trailhead at 8:30.

Directions (From Fresno):
Way too many directions to type out and convert to miles. If you have trouble accessing OpenStreetMaps, please contact me.

OpenStreetMaps link (Google Maps can't direct to the trailhead)
https://www.openstreetmap.org/directions?engine=osrm_car&route=36.7508%2C-119.7204%3B36.8645%2C-119.0272#map=11/[masked]/[masked]

NaturalAtlas Link:
https://naturalatlas.com/trails/kings-river-2219076

Sierra National Forest Trail Description
https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/regions/Pacific_Southwest/KingsRiverTrail/index.shtml

Distance/Elevation:
12 mi round trip, 1400 feet elevation gain

Nearest Facilities:
Vault toilets at campgrounds along Trimmer Springs Rd.

Description:
This is a strenuous hike, but it is out-and-back, so we can revise our end point based on weather and group pace. I am still coordinating with other groups like Audubon, CalWild, and Sierra Forest Legacy, so we might have a large group stopping in different locations. My goal is to swim in Garlic Falls if there is any water. We will be hiking along the Kings river the whole way, so there will definitely be a swim at the end.

Depart Fresno by 6:15, meet at trailhead at 8:30. Hike out, have lunch at 12:30 wherever we end up. Turn around at 1:30pm, return to trailhead at 5:30pm. Depart for Fresno by 6:00pm, return to Fresno Grocery Outlet at 8:00pm.

Safety:
This is a low elevation area, 1,000 to 3,000 feet. The hike is in Fresno county, in November, which means it could be 95 degrees, or it could snow that day. Bring water, food, and proper clothing for all scenarios.

THE FINE PRINT - PLEASE READ **Every participant must sign a liability waiver before any Sierra Club outing.** Please read outing write-ups thoroughly.** The Club will not assume responsibility for carpools, and carpool transportation is at the sole risk of the participants.** You must be appropriately in condition, experienced, and geared up, for this trip, and must be leader approved. If not, you might not be allowed on this outing.** This outing is led by a Sierra Club Outings Leader; you must be willing to follow the leader's directions.** Sierra Club members AND non-members welcome!** We advocate conservation (http://sierraclub.org/), Leave No Trace (http://lnt.org/learn/7-principles) ethics, and carrying the 10 essentials (http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html).** Please be considerate! If you can't go, change your RSVP to "NO", at least by 8pm the evening before, so those on the wait list can go. "No Shows" will lose preference for future spots.** Please check the night before that the hike is still on.** CST[masked]. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.