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

Easy hiking trail that takes you past the Chimney Tree and Tharp's Log.

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Sequoia Trip

We did this hike right after Moro Rock so it was about mid-morning. We hiked through the woodsy portion and hit the meadow in brilliant sunlight. One of our teenage boys... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did this hike right after Moro Rock so it was about mid-morning. We hiked through the woodsy portion and hit the meadow in brilliant sunlight. One of our teenage boys exclaimed, "Wow, it looks like Endor!" It really did and right in the middle was a bear munching grass. We hesitated before continuing but he was a few hundred... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were told this was the hot spot to see a bear so we went about a hour before dusk and seen a mama bear and her 2 cubs. the trail was nice but the bears made it great.

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Buena Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a side route to many other free shuttle destinations. It is a meadow that is quite extensive and beautiful.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't really sure what to expect of this when we pulled up. Within a minute of getting on the trail, the other walkers told us there were bears ahead. Ended up being about 20 yards from a mama bear and two babies (they were climbing a tree). Be vigilant on this trail--there is a lot of tall grass and... More 

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in the morning. This was the first place we encountered bugs in the park because of the marshy areas, so bug spray is a good idea. We saw a black bear grazing in the middle of the meadow, and after hiking to Tharp's log, we went around the opposite side and encountered a mama bear with her cub,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this meadow after walking to the top of Morro Rock. It is quite a beautiful scene. There were many flowers and deer to be seen. You gain a unique perspective of a healthy meadow when you cross the fallen Sequoia that lays across the meadow nearly from one side to another. A few sequoias were... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this drive. We went first thing in the morning and got a great picture of tunnel log with no one else there. The road is very narrow so take care!

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed hiking here. The views are just amazing. It is a easy flat hike that I would definitely recommend to families with kids. We hiked to Tharp's log and chimney tree. In the way back we were able to cross the meadow on a fallen tree. The kids really enjoyed it.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So green and so peaceful. Great for a very easy walk or a walk that can turn into a 60miles hike. We were hoping to spot some bears but this time we were out of luck. Quite some mosquitos so just cover yourself.

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Columbus Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Alaska and even this meadow wowed me. We didn't see any wildlife other than deer, but the picturesque view is awesome. If you're visiting Tunnel Log or Moro Rock then its at the end of the road about a mile past. There is a restroom and picnic tables.

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