Buck Rock

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Buck Rock is located in the northern half of Giant Sequoia National Monument, between Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park. The trail gets its name from the main draw, Buck Rock Lookout, but it also provides access to the best camping in the area. The Buck Rock fire lookout was used as early as 1908, with its current 14 by 14-foot building being constructed in 1923. Both the immense rock and the view it provides are truly awe-inspiring. The trail can be run in either direction, but if visiting Buck Rock Lookout or finding an ideal campsite is your goal, it's easiest to drive this trail south to north. Buck Rock Campground is located just a half-mile from the south trail entrance and can be easily accessed by RVs and camper trailers. The northern half of the trail is a bit more rutted but offers other dispersed camping options. 2WD vehicles with adequate clearance should have no trouble on this trail during dry conditions.