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Crescent Meadow Loop

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Easy hiking trail that takes you past the Chimney Tree and Tharp's Log.
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Somerton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This was a pleasant little walk around the meadow, which in October does not have any wild flowers but none the less we enjoyed watching the wildlife and looking out for bears.

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

What a lovely magical little meadow. Filled with wild flowers it was a photographer's dream. It was a place of coolness on a hot day.

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San Diego, California
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is an easy loop. It connects to multiple trails. You can park nearby or take the shuttle from Lodgepole or Dorst campgrounds. Numerous people were setting up cameras in the hopes of seeing bears. We just missed them. The sequoias and wildflowers were beautiful. A highlight from our trip.

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Very easy high for the family. It's really peaceful here. The kids find many fishes in the water. There are many birds and butterflies. We also saw the deers too.

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USA
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Hiked this in January when it's closed to traffic. Snowshoed it in the middle of a snowstorm and it was incredible. Saw maybe two people the whole hike. The stillness of the forest in the snow is breathtaking. Be very very careful if you try this in the snow. Past the campground, you can get turned around very easily. I... More

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Kernville, CA
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

While I prefer walking, for the less mobile this drive provides a true taste of Sierran forest and meadow. Wildlife can often be seen Spring through Fall, and Spring to early summer flowers can be spectacular.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We enjoyed the walk, they could do more with trail markers but it was nice. It would be pretty in the spring too. We saw deer and got close to 3 bucks, within 10-15 feet and they just watched us as long as you don't move too quick they seem unaffected.

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We saw a bear walk across the road here and many others spot bears in the meadow. Keep your distance, of course.

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Powers Lake
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Not as good as panoramic pt, moro rock, grant grove or Sherman tree but the Tharp Log was neat. The drive thru tree is on the way so that was a neat picture stop on the way to the meadow. We we there in October. I'm sure a visit in the Spring would be more spectacular.

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Coralville, Iowa
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We read about John Muir thinking this area was one of the best parts of the park. He is right. The various colors of the meadow compared to the nearby forests added a wonderful memory. I hiked to the Tharp log and was impressed by this lodging that was occupied during the summer for almost thirty years. Wonderful hike.

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