Hockett Meadows & Little Kern River

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Hockett Meadows & Little Kern River

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  • Activity Type: Backpacking Hiking
  • Nearby City: Mineral King, CA (Insider Sequoia National Park)
  • Length: 31.8 total miles
  • Elev. Gain: 4950 feet
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Duration 4-5 days
  • Season: Best late summer through early fall


This adventure takes you to the land of the Hockett plateau, where wildflowers thrive in nature’s gardens, deer herds congregate in tall grass meadows, and lakes repose in glaciated bowls. The route then loops around to the rushing Little Kern River, whose headwater freshets plunge down flaming rock walls. The numerous side trips offered expand and extend your adventures.


The following people are planning to attend:

   * Zhipu Jin
   * Richard Murray

If your name isn't on this list, please send e-mail to Zhipu or Mary ASAP.