Hiking The New Army Pass Trail

The 73rd most popular hiking trail in California.

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In the Sequoia National Park, the New Army Pass Trail starts at the Horshoe Meadow Trailhead, follows the Cottonwood Lakes Trail over New Army Pass, and then connencts with the Pacific Crest Trail. From the PCT north the trail connects with the John Muir Trail and the Mount Whitney Trail.

Directions: From the intersection of US 395 and US 6 in Bishop, go south on US 395 for 58 miles to the town of Lone Pine. Continue on 395 for 4.5 miles to a right (west) on Lubken Canyon Rd. Follow this for 3.4 miles. Turn left (south) onto Horseshoe Meadow Rd and go 15 miles to the hiking trailhead.

Overall, New Army Pass Trail is the 73rd most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby New Army Pass Trail including Mount Whitney Trail, High Sierra Trail and Lakes Trail / Pear Lake Trail.

New Army Pass Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Sequoia National Park (559) 565-3134; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "1,000 Best Hikes In California" from Tom Stienstra

Recommended Map:  "Sequoia-Kings Canyon Trail Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Jul. - Aug.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS Whitney Portal Campground; Cedar Grove Lodge, Grant Grove (559) 335-5500

Luxury Loding:  John Muir Lodge, Grant Grove; Wuksachi Lodge, Lodgepole (559) 253-2199

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/seki

GPS:  36.4594, -118.1636

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  6/23/2016

ID:  19903

New Army Pass Trail Hiking Map


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