King and Queens Seat Loop

King and Queens Seat Loop is a short, hilly trail with a nice boulder-y overlook.

Total distance: 2.68 mi
Max elevation: 623 ft
Min elevation: 311 ft
Total climbing: 854 ft
Total descent: -858 ft
Average speed: 2.69 mi/h
Total time: 01:11:54

We arrived at 9:30am on three-day-weekend Monday, and the parking lot by the ranger building was almost full. It’s well shaded, and there’s a portapotty. 

When we finished at 10:40am, the parking lot was completely full. 

The trail surface is dirt, sometimes with gravel, sometimes with rock, sometimes with boulders. Not super springy. Somewhat snaky.

There are no good pee spots along the trail as the underbrush is sparse, but an AllTrails reviewer notes that you can detour to the picnic area for a bathroom.

I didn’t notice any bugs, though other AllTrails reviewers this week mentioned them.

No river crossings.

We went clockwise, climbing up to the seats, which is where you’ll find all the people clustered. It wasn’t bad on a holiday Monday, and we were able to go out on the nose.


Distance2.65 miles
Elevation Gain522 feet
Moving Time1 hours, 11 minutes
Total Time1 hours, 11 minutes
Average Pace26 minutes per mile / 2.2 mph
Food BeforeOatmeal with berries
Food During1 Clif bar
Temperature Range64°F


PackCamelBak Blowfish hydration pack
NavigationiPhone 11 with AllTrails Pro
ShoesLa Sportiva Bushido II trail running shoes
Used Poles?No
ClothesSocks: Thirty48 Performance Compression Low Cut Running Socks
Bottom: quick dry running shorts
Shirt: short sleeve wicking tee


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