Mineral King Valley was almost turned into a Disney Ski Resort in the 1960s, but the Sierra Club blocked its construction. Whew!
Mineral King was originally used as a spot for camping, trading and hunting by the Wukchumni and Tübatulabal peoples. The valley got its name because gold and silver deposits were discovered there in the late 1800s.
Black bears roam TNF all year, but keep your site clean & store food & scented items properly, and you'll rarely spot them. Learn more.