PCT Hikers


Climbing - NEW!

California Climbing Company is excited to offer guided rock climbing at Kennedy Meadows Resort and Pack Station. There are several areas within a five minute walk of the resort that are fun and challenging for all ages and experience levels.

In addition to climbing at the resort, California Climbing Company offers guided climbing along the 108 corridor; most of these areas are within a 10 minute drive of Kennedy Meadows. Participants may choose between a three hour intro course, a private 1/2 day or a private full day. California Climbing Company is, of course, happy to customize your experience even further. Be sure to ask about the guided climbing pack trips that operate in conjunction with Kennedy Meadows!

In addition to guided rock climbing, California Climbing Company also offers technical instruction. Topics include: a two day self-rescue course, multi-pitching, rappelling, anchor building, gear placement, leading, crack climbing and much more.


Intro to Climbing (3 hours)
$150 for up to 2 people
$50 for each additional person

1/2 Day Private (4 hours)
$200 for up to 2 people
$60 for each additional person

Full Day Private (8 hours)
$325 for up to 2 people
$75 for each additional person


Kennedy's has excellent trout fishing in the backcountry and at the Resort. The Stanislaus River runs by the Resort, and is stocked regularly with rainbow trout.

In the Wilderness there are:

Both lake and stream fishing are available.

Wilderness trips offer some of the finest trout fishing in the Sierras.

Fishing licenses are available in the General Store.

Trout season opens the last Saturday in April and closes in November.


Deer hunting and bear hunting are a long tradition at Kennedy Meadows. Hunting trips are offered in D-6, X-12, X-8, and D-5 zones.

The season starts in:

Success for rifle hunters has been around 40% - 50% in the past 10 years. Backcountry hunting offers a quality hunting experience away from crowds and may have great fishing as an added bonus.

Call early for reservations.


Hiking opportunities are abundant around Kennedy Meadows. Hundreds of miles of trails surround the area. Trails into the Emigrant Wilderness and the Carson Iceberg Wilderness are numerous, and there is easy access to the Pacific Crest Trail. We often deliver supplies to hikers for extended trips.

While hiking maps and suggestions are available in our store, a great source of online information can be found with our friends over at TahoetoWhitney.org

TahoetoWhitney.com Links

Tahoe to Yosemite Trail Maps

Trail Guides


Miles and Elevations

Carson Iceberg Wilderness Maps

Other Helpful Links

SierraWild.gov - Your source for Sierra wilderness information. SonoraPassVacations.com - Everything you need to plan your Sonora Pass visit. VisitTuolumne.com - You're invited to Tuolumne County, California, to experience iconic Yosemite explorations, authentic California Gold Rush Country discoveries and unforgettable High Sierra adventures. BridgeportCalifornia.com - Bridgeport, California offers something for every outdoor enthusiast and for those just looking for a place to unwind. From hiking the peaks of the Sawtooth Ridge or the Pacific Crest Trail, to relaxing lakeside with a cup of coffee, Bridgeport is the place to be.