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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Activities: Hiking
Description: Easy hiking trail that takes you past the Chimney Tree and Tharp's Log.

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Bears! Bears! Bears!

Took the free shuttle, was ready to go at 8 but busses don't run until 9 - was 10 am by the time we arrived at the Crescent meadow trail head; we were disappointed because we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took the free shuttle, was ready to go at 8 but busses don't run until 9 - was 10 am by the time we arrived at the Crescent meadow trail head; we were disappointed because we thought we were too late to see good wildlife, wishing we had taken the truck to the trailhead...What a surprise! 5 min into the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A short walk packed with stuff to see. An easy going route that should have taken us 20 min but lasted about 90! We saw 6 bears in the meadow, two types of deer, the little cabin and lots of other flowers and critters. Gorgeous easy walk.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a nice walk, paved in parts, very well marked. Took the trail to Tharp's Log and found it worth the trip. The best part of this loop though, was the three bears we saw in the meadow. One on the way out, 2 on the way back, just foraging for food. We spent 3 hours here, mostly enjoying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

This trail was our absolute favorite in this national park. It was so quiet and peaceful and we loved the numerous massive, beautiful sequoias. The best part of this trail was spotting 3 bears eating in the meadows. The path is fairly flat and very well marked. There are other trails that break off from this trail, so if you... More 

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West Covina, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a rather easy hike along a serene meadow and spectacular views along the way. Even so you might see people walking on it, it is not allowed. The loop is about 1.5 miles and we were rewarded with a couple of bear cubs playing on the meadow which made our visit that much more special. If you enjoy... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A few days before heading to Sequoia National Park, some folks gave us a high recommendation to visit Crescent Meadow where they had seen a few bears a few weekends previous. We are so happy we listened to them. One our initial visit we saw 3 bears in the first meadow you come to. We elected to leave the paved... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We actually enjoyed the crescent meadow much more than the giant forest, general sherman, congress trail, etc. Why? Fewer crowds, incredible trees in a more spacious setting, the meadow is breathtaking, the hike takes you through different terrain and you see giants but also what the sequoia looks like at early and middle age, along with great pine and accent... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We spent three days in Sequoia NP, and this was our favorite trail. We loved the contrast of the flowering meadow, the giant trees, living and fallen. We saw a momma bear and her cub, and another bear.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very green. Very peaceful. Not crowded. Beautiful wild flowers. Oh and purple butterflies. Yeah PURPLE!! Too bad I can't take any picture of them. They won't stay still for me to take pictures. I guess I have to talk to their agents before I could take pictures of them.

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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a beautiful trail around a lovely meadow. We walked around two meadows in the Giant Grove and they were so picturesque. An easy walk and also a great place to see bears.

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