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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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The favourite place of Bears

The tourist guide book said it was the favourite place of the park's Bears, and it didn't lie. In this beautifull Meadow, almost elvish landscape from the Lord of the Rings, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The tourist guide book said it was the favourite place of the park's Bears, and it didn't lie. In this beautifull Meadow, almost elvish landscape from the Lord of the Rings, a bear was peacefully eating his grass, not taking care of the 10+ tourists who were taking pictures of it. The perfect place to finish the day at sequoia,... More 

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Allow at least an hour at Crescent Meadow and Tharp’s Log. A variety of paths and routes are available. We found the path to be a little confusing, and we did not take exactly the route we had planned; perhaps some better signage along the way would help. The walk by the meadow was pleasant, and we sighted a bear... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

One of the best places I've been to in Sequoia NP. Saw half a dozen bears, lots of squirrels, deer, so much spectacular natural beauty. Allow a couple hours to wander around the many trails in this area.

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El Centro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Midwest
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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