Doesn’t “Nature Trail” sound silly and simple? I’ve pondered it for years and never come up with a better name.
The Nature Trail is about 1 mile long and goes from the upper end of the Cold Springs Campground to the Mineral King Valley.
The trail has a huge variety of things to see – aspen trees, little signs telling about various things along the way, the stream, a variety of flowers, a view of the road, a forested section, a view of Sawtooth, a desert-like area, a view of Timber Gap, and a section that passes through the historic cabins.
The lower end of the Nature Trail in Mineral King, at the upper end of the Cold Springs Campground
Through the aspen trees on the Nature Trail
Wild Geranium on Nature Trail
The Nature Trail goes close to the east fork of the Kaweah River, with Indian Paintbrush in abundance.
There are great views of Sawtooth Peak along the Nature Trail.
The Nature Trail takes you through a forested section of red firs and lodgepoles, called “tamaracks” by Cowboy Bert.
At the upper end of the Nature Trail is an unobstructed view of Timber Gap and the historical cabins.
Don’t bring your dog on the Nature Trail!
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