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This hidden Sequoia Grove can be all yours, if you don't mind searching the dirt roads for it. Back road exploration in the Giant Sequoias can lead to amazing picnic spots. Ponderosa California is small mountain community on the Western Divide Hwy, near the Upper Kern River & right in the middle of big pine forest beauty. A general store, a restaurant cafe, a bar & several cabin homes. The newest National Park addition, the Giant Sequoia National Monument, is located here.
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elevation: 7200' population: 500 zip code: 93208

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terrain:
High elevation pine forest along small highway. Access in winter months from the north only. Western Divide Hwy to the south is usually closed.


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location:
Tulare County
in Sequoia National Forest
Hwy 190/ Western Divide Hwy

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recreation:

  • backpacking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • rock climbing - The Needles & Dome Rock
  • mountain biking
  • Horse Pack Trips
  • Horseback Trails
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snow Mobiling
  • Sequoia Trail of 100 Giants
  • The Needles Hiking Trail
  • Roads End on Kern River Photos
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Giant Sequoia National Monument
  • Sequoia National Forest
  • Kern River
  • Golden Trout Wilderness
  • Dome Land Wilderness
  • Trail of 100 Giants
  • Tule River
  • Tule River Indian Reservation
  • Kern River Gorge
  • Forks of the Kern
  • ponderosa campgrounds

    Quaking Aspen Campground
    Belknap Campground - Camp Nelson
    Camp Wishon - Sequoia
    Redwood Meadow Campground
    Holey Meadow Sequoia Group Campground
    Fairview Kern River Camping

    tent camping

    description:
    Western Divide Highway (from Kernville & California Hot Springs) is CLOSED seasonally due to snow fall. Small cabin community; pine mountain ridge line w/ quaking aspens; Granite domes, granite gorge, views, steep hillsides in North Sequoia National Forest. Plenty outdoor recreation. Traveling anytime in OCT-MAY: carry snow chains - always.

    nearby towns:
    Camp Nelson
    Springville
    California Hot Springs
    Fairview
    Roads End
    local links:

    PonderosaCA.com
    Quaker Meadow Christian Camp
    Southern Sequoia Weather
    R-Ranch in the Sequoias
    Hiking Sequoia / Ponderosa
    Sequoia Mountain Adventures
    The Needles Fire Lookout

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