|Height:||249.00+ ft||(75.90+ m)||Elevation:||7,009 ft (2,136 m)||GPS Latitude:||36.57442|
|Volume:||30,036 ft3||(851 m3)||Creek:||Little Deer Creek||GPS Longitude:||-118.75121|
|Width:||21.4 ft||(6.52 m)||Grove:||Giant Forest||Discovery Date:|
|Age:||Park:||Sequoia NP||Discovered By:|
Notes: Gothic Arch, also known as Alta Twin 2, is the 28th largest tree in Sequoia National Park and the 21st largest tree in Giant Forest.
Drive: Gothic Arch is 219 mi (352 km) southeast of San Francisco near Fresno.
Northbound: From U.S. Interstate 5 North, transfer to California State Route 99 North toward Bakersfield. Drive north 97 mi (156 km) on California State Route 99 and transfer to California State Route 198 East toward Visalia. Drive east 58 mi (93 km) on California State Route 198 (Generals Highway), past Four Guardsmen, and turn left into the Pinewood Picnic Area parking lot.
Southbound: From U.S. Interstate 5 South in Sacramento, transfer to U.S. Highway 50 East toward South Lake Tahoe. Drive east 1.7 mi (2.7 km) on U.S. Highway 50 and transfer to California State Highway 99 South. Near Fresno, transfer to California State Route 180 East. Drive east 56 mi (90 km) on California State Route 180, and turn right onto California State Route 198 West. Drive south 28 mi (45 km) on California State Route 198 (Generals Highway) and turn right into the Pinewood Picnic Area parking lot.
Hike: From the parking lot, walk south across California State Route 198 (Generals Highway) to an unpaved road marked
Authorized Vehicles Only. Hike south/uphill 0.2 mi (0.3 km) on the unpaved road to the junction with Rimrock Trail. Turn left at the trail
junction and hike east 0.7 mi (1.1 km) on Rimrock Trail to Lincoln near the
junction with Alta Trail. Turn left at the trail junction and hike northeast 0.3 mi (0.5 km) on Alta Trail, through
McKinley trail junction and past General Lee and the
second junction with Congress Trail, to Gothic Arch which stands beside the trail on your left. After visiting Gothic Arch, hike northeast 50 ft
(15 m) on Alta Trail to Near Gothic Arch.
|Rating:||Easy||One-Way Distance:||1.1 mi||(1.8 km)||Ascent:||571 ft||(174 m)|
|Time:||40 min||Off-Trail:||0 ft||(0 m)||Descent:||156 ft||(48 m)|
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Photos: Pictures of Gothic Arch Tree taken from different sides