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Big Meadows

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Sequoia National Forest, Hume Lake Ranger District, Big Meadows Creek, Big Meadow Campground, Lost Meadows, Buck Rock Jeep Trail, Buck Rock Fire Lookout, Little Boulder Creek, Kennedy Meadow, Tornado Meadow, Deer Meadow, Footman Canyon, Evans Creek, Tornado Creek, Marvin Pass, Sunset Meadow, Sequoia National Forest And Giant Sequoia National Monument, Cheater Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

Located in the eastern part of the Sequoia National Forest, this area offers miles of novice and moderately challenging trails and a small sand pit. The popular Buck Rock Jeep Trail leads to a fire lookout that has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, the Kings River, Monarch and Jennie Lakes Wilderness plus the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Camping is available at Big Meadows Campground, Buck Rock Campground and near the sand pit. For a unique camping experience check out the Big Meadows Cabin. Reservations are required which can be made by calling (877) 444-6777.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityMiramonte, CA
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From: Fresno, CA
1) Take SR-180 east about 60 miles
2) Turn left (north) onto NF-14S11, continue about 3 miles
3) Big Meadows Staging Area is on the right (south).

For the Big Meadows Campground:
4) Continue about .5 miles past the Big Meadows Staging Area
5) Campground entrance is on the right (south).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Gravel Pit
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenSpring - FallCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from Oct 1 to May 31
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
ProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoSequoia National Forest - Hume Lake Ranger District
35860 East Kings Canyon Road
Dunlap, CA 93621
(559) 338-2251
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoSequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271-9700
(559) 565-3341
www.nps.gov
Contact InfoRecreation.gov
(877) 444-6777
www.recreation.gov
CommentBig Meadows Cabin Reservations

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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation7500 to 8500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has some sand or gravel pits.Some
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (W)Clovis Community Medical Center (559) 324-4000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NW)Hume Lake General Store (559) 305-7770
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NW)Hume Lake General Store (559) 305-7770
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Eshom Campground (559) 338-2251
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (W)Lakeridge Camping & Boating Resort (559) 787-2260 or (877) 787-2260
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (W)Lakeridge Camping & Boating Resort (559) 787-2260 or (877) 787-2260
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteBig Meadows Campground, Buck Rock Campground (559) 338-2251
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NW)Hume Lake General Store (559) 305-7770
Swimming Swim AreaOn Site
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteBig Meadows Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (W)Pine Flat Lake Marina (559) 787-2506
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