McKinley
Height: 291.00+ ft (88.70+ m) Elevation: 6,966 ft (2,123 m) GPS Latitude: 36.57359
Volume: Creek: Little Deer Creek GPS Longitude: -118.75359
Width: Grove: Giant Forest Discovery Date:
Age: Park: Sequoia NP Discovered By:

Notes: In 1901, Sequoia National Park superintendent Walter Fry dedicated the tree to honor William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States.

Drive: McKinley 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) 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 and hike east 0.7 mi (1.1 km) on Rimrock Trail to Lincoln near the junction with Alta Trail. Turn left and hike northeast 0.2 mi (0.3 km) to McKinley trail junction. Turn left and hike north 100 ft (30 m) on Congress Trail to McKinley which stands beside the trail on your right.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 1.1 mi (1.8 km) Ascent: 587 ft (179 m)
Time: 30 min Off-Trail: 0 ft (0 m) Descent: 219 ft (67 m)
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