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

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Latitude: 36.823889 Longitude: -118.949167 Elevation: 6704 ft
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Vertical Gain or Loss

600 feet (moderate difficulty)

Trail Distance

2.5 miles (loop trail) at 6500 feet

ADA Accessibility Notes

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.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed on the trail as long as they are under the control of their owner at all times.


Wonderful to be able to hike with your pup in the Sequoias!! Beautifully well marked trail with some beautiful vistas.

Sue B, 6/1/2012

Went on this trail with our 2 Saints and it was great! They could actually go with us. Bring lots of water for you and pups. We didn't bring enough water for the 4 of us, so us humans waited for water until we got back to the parking lot. We did the loop counter clockwise and maybe should have gone clockwise for the shade towards the end of the hike. Beautiful and almost no one there. The parking lot was fairly full when we got there, but we only ran into one other couple while on the trail. Great hike for man and beast! Can't wait to go back this year.

Nikki W, 6/5/2014

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