Buck Rock Jeep Trail

Total Miles


2,542.70 ft


1.5 Hours

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Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The Buck Rock Jeep Trail is a historical route dating back 100 years and is one of the only real 4x4 trails in the Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park area that you can actually wheel. "Wheel" is to say that low range needs to be engaged. Located right in between the parks lies a National Forest area where you can primitive camp and hit dirt roads. Four miles in length, this route shares its name with the famous Buck Rock fire lookout tower. Starting at 8,340 feet, this trail has fantastic vistas and camping along the way and a couple of obstacles that require 35-inch tires and at least a rear locker. The terrain includes hard-pack and mixed granite with drop-offs and deep ruts. Major obstacles have bypasses.

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Buck Rock Jeep Trail
Buck Rock Jeep Trail
Buck Rock Jeep Trail


There are only two major obstacles on this trail. One is a deep rutted section and the other is a decent rock garden. Both have a bypass.

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Access Description

Take 180 East into Kings Canyon National Park, then turn right onto the General's Highway traveling 8 miles to the Big Meadows Road.

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