|Peak:||184.00+ ft||(56.08+ m)||Elevation:||6,625 ft (2,019 m)||GPS Latitude:||36.21841|
|Quantity:||Creek:||Meadow Creek||GPS Longitude:||-118.66830|
|Width:||18.72 ft||(5.71 m)||Grove:||Mountain House Grove||Discovery Date:|
|Age:||Park:||Large Sequoia NM||Found By:|
Notes: Naturalist Wendell D. Flint described Nice Bonsai, also called Japan Tree, as
one of many nice sequoia sights to be seen anyplace … a monstrous sequoia with many enormous limbs nearly extending
to the bottom.
Drive: Nice Bonsai is 234 mi (377 km) southeast of San Francisco close to town of Porterville.
Northbound: From U.S. Interstate 5 North, switch to California State Route 99 North. From California State Route 99 North simply north of Bakersfield, switch to
California State Route 65 North towards Porterville. Close to Porterville, switch to California State Route 190 East.
Southbound: From U.S. Interstate 5 South in Sacramento, switch to U.S. Freeway 50 East towards South Lake Tahoe. Drive east 1.7 mi (2.7 km) on U.S. Freeway 50 and switch to
California State Freeway 99 South. Close to Tipton, switch to California State Route 190 East towards Porterville.
From Porterville, drive east 17 mi (27 km) on California State Route 190 towards Springville. Simply previous Springfield, flip left onto Balch Park Street towards Scicon, Balch Park, and
Mountain House State Forest. Drive north 3.four mi (5.5 km) on Balch Park Street and switch proper onto Bear Creek Street towards Scicon, Balch Park, and
Mountain House Demonstration State Forest. Drive east 15 mi (24 km) on Bear Creek Street, previous
Methuselah Group Campground, and veer proper on the subsequent fork within the street onto
Summit Street towards Shake Camp Campground. Drive northeast 1.Zero mi (1.6 km) on Summit Street, previous Oliver Twist, and
flip proper onto Dogwood Meadow Street. Drive south 0.2 mi (0.Three km) on Dogwood Meadow Street and
flip left onto Japan Tree Street. Drive east 0.1 mi (0.2 km) on Japan Tree Street to the roadside parking spot
close to 36.21791 -118.66934.
Navigation System Warning: Many pc, smartphone, and automotive navigation techniques instruct you to show left/north onto Rancheria Fireplace Street
(a gated, slim, and unpaved street) from Bear Creek Street to get to Mountain House Demonstration State Forest. Ignore these directions and proceed driving on Bear Creek Street as an alternative.
Those self same navigation techniques may instruct you to bypass Bear Creek Street altogether and to take Balch Park Street to the northern entrance of Mountain House Demonstration State Forest.
Keep away from that route from Springville as a result of it provides greater than 6 mi (10 km) and 30 min of driving one-way.
Hike: GPS-assisted navigation is advisable for this hike. From the parking spot, hike northeast 380 ft (116 m) off-trail to Nice Bonsai which stands close to
the highest of the ridge.
|Score:||Straightforward||One-Approach Distance:||380 ft||(116 m)||Ascent:||100 ft||(30 m)|
|Time:||5 min||Off-Path:||380 ft||(116 m)||Descent:||Zero ft||(Zero m)|
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