Can you smell the pine tree scent? Hear the quiet? I can. It’s so peaceful and relaxing here. The trail isn’t even that steep. Depending on how far you want to go it’s a relaxing day hike or the start of an adventurous mountain back pack. It’s on the Kings Canyon National Park Rae lakes loop trail at the end of the road. I hiked for a few hours, went past the infamous mist falls, then up to Paradise Valley, turned around after a relaxing lunch, and went back. A nice day hike indeed. Very few other people, following a raging, swollen river much of the way. So beautiful!
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