Mt. Mitchell is the highest peak in Jennie Lake, its snow-clad granite summit standing at 10,365 feet. Besides the popular Jennie Lake and Weaver Lake most lakes in this wilderness are small and attractively lined with rock shards and boulders. Rowell Meadow, surrounded by forests and bare peaks, is also a major destination.
The Jennie Lakes Wilderness was designated under the 1984 California Wilderness Act. Wildflowers abound here, as do virgin stands of red fir, lodgepole, and western white pine.
WILDERNESS PERMITS Wilderness Permits are not required in the Jennie Lakes Wilderness. However, If you are passing through to access the wilderness of Kings Canyon National Park you will need to get a Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Wilderness Permit.
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
No more than 15 people and 25 head of stock are allowed on overnight trips. Why?
BEARS AND FOOD STORAGE
Food and refuse must be stored properly at all times. Canisters are highly recommended for proper food storage in the backcountry. Visit this site’s bear section to learn more.
CAMPING AND CAMPFIRES
Please camp out of sight and sound of trails, lakes and other camps. In places where fires are allowed, make sure to always use smart campfire methods.
Pets are allowed as long as they are under your control. Pets are not allowed on National Park Service trails.
The trail from Jennie Lakes to Poop-out Pass is very rocky and not recommended for stock.
Sequoia National Forest
1839 South Newcomb St.
Porterville, CA 93257
Hume Lake Ranger District
35860 East Kings Canyon Road
Dunlap, CA 93621