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Interesting B-list attraction if you have time

An easy walk, downhill from the car park (and uphill back of course) takes you to a tragic... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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We parked up and seemed to be amongst other confused people. There was a car park and a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“mark twain” (5 reviews)
“parking lot” (7 reviews)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Reviewed yesterday

An easy walk, downhill from the car park (and uphill back of course) takes you to a tragic forestscape of massive old stumps. There are few Sequoia’s to see here now, alive anyway, but the many stumps make interesting and sobering viewing. The Mark Twain...More

Thank BadgerCT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked up and seemed to be amongst other confused people. There was a car park and a small entrance to a trail which was maybe a couple miles long. The journey there, I would say was much more enjoyable than the stump itself.

Thank abichloe1990
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This a fun and educational hike. It is not difficult so the whole family can venture out on this one.

Thank Olivia089
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This was my wife and kids (age 4-16) favorite hike, and a top 3 for me. This was a great hike because it was more than just looking at a grove of amazing Sequoia's. There is the Mark Twain stump that you can climb to...More

2  Thank n0ble220
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We enjoyed hiking this short little trail. The highlight was using the ladder to climb up on the Mark Train Stump and taking a picture. We looked like dots on the top.

1  Thank adventure58
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

An unexpected side trail from the big stump parking lot takes you 1.75 miles to Viola Falls. A nice swim hole in warmer weather, I'm not sure if the falls run all summer or dry up. You take the unmarked spur trail that is right...More

1  Thank eric m
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a good place to take a short hike. Take your time to enjoy the beauty and it doesn't require a lot of endurance to hike this. The trail starts at the rest area just to the left of the restrooms. The big stumps...More

2  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

These stumps date back to the 1800's when men wanted to cut down these great trees. The tress do not decay so the stumps are still there. Thank goodness John Muir helped put a stop to the logging.

2  Thank Mandy F
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Most people come to this part of the park during the summer. But if you are ok with Snowshoes or Nordic ski's, you can get the whole area to yourself with a fairly easy to moderate trek. The parking lot is close to the entrance...More

2  Thank Gary D
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We hiked down to see the big stump and back again. The trail is not marked very well and a few times we wondered if we were going the right way as no markers to tell you the way or how far but eventually we...More

Thank Margot E
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