Boole Tree Trail
The Boole Tree, located in the Sequoia National Forest, is one of the few remaining monarch trees in the Converse Basin area that was left after the historic logging in the late 1800s. The tree was named for the Converse Mill foreman, Frank Boole.
The Boole Tree is one of the largest in the world and is the largest tree within the National Forest system. The Boole Tree Trail has a bit of everything to offer. Wildflowers, Giant Sequoias, forested backdrops and scenic panoramas of the Kings River Canyon are just some of the spectacular features you'll find along this trail.
To hike the entire 2.5 mile loop trail takes approximately 2 hours. Ample parking, information and restroom facilities are located at the trailhead.
To get to the Boole Tree Trailhead, which is located within Converse Basin in the southern Sierra Nevada region, take California State Highway 180 east from Fresno, California, and continue driving past the Kings Canyon Visitor Center and Grant Grove Village. Four (4) miles past the Visitor Center on CA State Highway 180 will be Forest Service Road 13S55. There will be directional signs next to the road marker. Make a left turn onto Forest Service Road 13S55 and drive through Stump Meadow towards the marked Boole Tree Trailhead.
Season: June thru November, weather permitting
Vertical Gain or Loss: 600 feet (moderate difficulty)
Trail Distance: 2.5 miles (loop trail) at 6500 feet
Not ADA accessible, moderate hike on difficult terrain.
Fee: $20 per vehicle entrance fee for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The pass is good for 7 days. The Inter Agency Annual Pass, Senior Pass, and Access Pass is also accepted.
Pets are allowed on the trail as long as they are under the control of their owner at all times.