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Mineral King

A seven-mile round-trip hike to Eagle Lake offers a stunning view of Mineral King Valley. The trail is a challenging climb through mostly pine forest. Mineral King was annexed to Sequoia National Park in 1978. (Vani Rangachar / LAT)
Deer are part of the tranquil mountain scenery. (Vani Rangachar / LAT)
The resort’s three-bedroom Alpine Chalet has a paneled living room, fully equipped kitchen and a porch. There are no TVs or phones in rooms. (Vani Rangachar / LAT)