Fresno and Clovis are surrounded by three of California's most beautiful national parks—Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. There are hundreds of trails to explore, where do you start? We asked our staff for their favorite trails to help you narrow it down. Here's what they said: 

Mirror Lake Trail - Easy

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake Trail is a 5-mile, family-friendly loop trail in Yosemite Valley inside Yosemite National Park. It's a favorite hike for our research specialist, Dylan. The stunning scenery is reflected off the clear lake. The trail can be a little muddy after the rain/snow. No dogs are allowed on this trail. 

General Grant Trail - Easy

General Grant Loop Trail

You can see the Nation's Christmas Tree all year long when you hike the General Grant Trail in Kings Canyon National Park. The .7-mile loop trail is great for families and those who want an easier hike with great views. Our marketing director, Hayley, says this is her favorite trail. Dogs are not allowed on the trail. 

Zumwalt Meadow - Easy


Zumwalt Meadow is our CEO, Lisa's favorite hike in Kings Canyon National Park. The 1.5-mile trail takes you through a beautiful meadow surrounded by towering mountains. The trail is currently closed following the storms this winter, but keep an eye out for its reopening here. Dogs are not allowed on the trail. 

Watchtower Trail - Moderate

The Watchtower Trail in Sequoia National Park is an 8.3-mile trail that offers stunning views all year round. Jackie, our creative content specialist, says this is one of her favorite trails to explore. It is pretty steep the whole way through. The trail takes you through the forest and along the mountainside (be sure to watch your step). Dogs are not allowed on this trail. 

Moro Rock - Moderate

Moro Rock

Our events and servicing coordinator, Jenny, loves hiking Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park. The .5-mile trail leads hikers to a gorgeous overlook of the mountains and forest. It's popular trail, and a must-do when you're in the park. No dogs are allowed on this trail. 

Mariposa Grove Trail - Moderate

See iconic sequoia trees when you walk along the Mariposa Grove Trail in Yosemite National Park. The 6.7-mile trail offers picture-perfect scenery, and is a favorite for our sales manager, Veronica. Dogs are not allowed on this trail. 

Vernal Falls - Hard

Vernal falls

Vernal Falls is a must-do hike when you visit Yosemite National Park. The 3.1-mile trail has a heavy incline, but it's worth the view. Our vice president, Vanessa, loves this trail. You'll see the rushing falls and an overlook of the Valley. Dogs are not allowed on this trail.