We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big Stump Basin

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Save
Review Highlights
Our family's favorite hike in the entire park--teeter totter was a must for the kids!

This was my wife and kids (age 4-16) favorite hike, and a top 3 for me. This was a great hike... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
n0ble220
,
Kimberly, Idaho
Stand on the Mark Twain Stump

We enjoyed hiking this short little trail. The highlight was using the ladder to climb up on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
adventure58
,
Advance,NC
Read all 48 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Write a Review
Reviews (48)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank n0ble220
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 16 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

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 11 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

1  Thank Gary D
Reviewed 23 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
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were encouraged by a ranger to do this hike...we were the only ones on the trail...and the size of the stumps was unbelievable. Gorgeous meadows and just alot of history. We truly enjoyed this little side trip.

Thank Ohio_Geologist1
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

It's roughly two miles from the pavement to the stumps and it can be a BUMPY ride...if you have a low clearance car you might not make it...you don't need 4x4 though. It's a cool field and you can explore on your own because most...More

1  Thank Austinmike28
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I had two exchange students from France with me and we hiked this trail. It had everything, a meadow, Big Trees, history... This trail is right near the entrance so you don't have to fight traffic and is great if your time is limited. I...More

1  Thank KarenEph320
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Pinehurst Lodge
23 reviews
4.75 km away
Badger Mountain House
12 reviews
12.01 km away
Twin Valley's Restaurant
48 reviews
13.56 km away
The Peaks Restaurant at Wuksachi Lodge
849 reviews
23.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
General Grant Tree Trail
543 reviews
3.06 km away
Grant Grove
232 reviews
3.06 km away
Panoramic Point
124 reviews
4.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Big Stump Basin staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit