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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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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Columbus, Kansas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Alhambra, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited Crescent Meadow in early June 2014. We got to the Meadow just after 9am. Almost right at the beginning of the meadow we saw two bear cubs playing near the trees 15 - 20 feet from the trail. After a few minutes they started climbing up the trees. They are so cute. Of course, Mama bear was not... More

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Somerton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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266 reviews 266 reviews
107 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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