There is also some interesting bouldering in the area. The photo to the right shows a couple of scramblers having some fun on one of the rock outcroppings near the main trail. But if you do wander off the trail there is risk involved. So if you have any doubt about the safety of any extra curricular activity, it would be best to skip it.
To the left you can see a photo of Hitchcock Lake reflecting the peaks that make up the Great Western Divide in Sequoia National Park. The divide separates the watersheds of the Kaweah, Kern and Kings rivers. The divide includes the Kings-Kern Divide and the Kaweah Peaks Ridge. Many of the peaks that make up this divide exceed 13,000 feet, and make up a good part of the boundary that separates Kings Canyon from Sequoia National Park.
The area of Sequoia National Park that you are looking down into from Trail Crest gets very few visitors due to its isolated location, but the Kaweah Peaks offer tranquil camping, fishing and high alpine Mountaineering for those hardy souls that make the effort to venture into this remote area of the Sierra Nevada.