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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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Beautiful hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Kansas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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195 helpful votes 195 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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