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Trees, Meadow, easy hiking, and sometimes bears (oh my!)

This place has it all for visitors to Sequoia. There are a surprising number of Giant Sequoias... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Moe C
via mobile
Fun, easy hike - Tharp's Log is cool

Crescent Meadow Road dead ends at the parking area for Crescent Meadows. We followed the easy 1.6... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ScarletAndGrey
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Ohio
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Easy hiking trail that takes you past the Chimney Tree and Tharp's Log.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“chimney tree” (8 reviews)
“tunnel log” (10 reviews)
“easy hike” (10 reviews)
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has it all for visitors to Sequoia. There are a surprising number of Giant Sequoias along the Meadow loop, in addition to a high chance of wildlife sightings - we saw a bear, marmot, and many birds and small critters.

Thank Moe C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crescent Meadow Road dead ends at the parking area for Crescent Meadows. We followed the easy 1.6 mile trail to visit Tharp’s Log and Chimney Tree. After we crossed over a couple of footbridges, we could choose a dirt path to the left towards Chimney...More

Thank ScarletAndGrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this hike in August 2016. The kids really enjoyed this easy walk and the bonus was we saw a bear in the middle of meadow. The kids just loved that part!

Thank C-Pat21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drove this loop with a guided tour and it was amazing. There is so much to see on this trail and I was thankful I had a guide with me. I would have missed many of the features of the trees. We saw 4...More

Thank cherylsm2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This meadow was amazing and the trail fantastic. We were there in July and wildflowers were in bloom. We saw a black bear mom and her 2 cubs. We did not do the whole loop, just walked back the way we came. There is not...More

Thank linochat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend making this stop! It was not as crowded as the rest of the park and the 1.7 mile trail (flat, partially-paved, easy) around the meadow provides an opportunity to get really close to some big trees! You can climb over, under, around...More

Thank Ays08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A loop road from turn off near Giant Forest Museum. A narrow 2 way paved road. You will see lots of big Redwoods, including the Parker Group. You can drive thur tunnel log. Mono Rock is on this road. This should be a must if...More

Thank webbfoot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hike the takes one by a nice meadow (Crescent Meadow) as well as Thorpe's cabin, and Chimney Tree. There are some amazing trees on this hike so be sure to stop and explore as you'll see trees hollowed out enough to...More

Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our family's favorite hike at Sequoia! There are fewer crowds than around General Sherman...beautiful views over the meadow that are surreal...exhilarating smells in the woods...and such amazing colors from the red bark to the tall green canopy of the giant sequoias overhead and...More

Thank clemmy33
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Our favorite part of the Crescent Meadow Loop was a detour on the High Sierra Trail to Eagle View (1 mile). The view is spectacular from Eagle View and the trail so inviting we hiked on beyond the view point.

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