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walking
7 days ago

Super easy but great for little ones. More of a walk than a hike. Lots of places to stop along the way for a picnic under the majestic sequoias.

Very easy, mostly flat land, and shaded for most of the trail. There are some spectacular areas throughout the trail. This is a very touristy trail, and can get a little heavy on the traffic. Make sure to bring bug spray!

hiking
21 days ago

This was a great trail to view the redwoods but way too touristy for me. It was Labor Day so plenty of "holiday naturists", kids yelling at times, disrespecting the forest, etc. We ended up hiking the River Trail (much much less crowded) made it about 1.5 miles but turned around because it was too much for the kids. I'd love to go back and hike the entire River Trail (4 mile) to the Stanislaus River.

hiking
30 days ago

great trail that interfaces with the US Forest Service trails/roads.

Does anyone know a map that shows both sets of trails with markings?

Not difficult probably a 3

hiking
1 month ago

on Arnold Rim Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trails! Wish we could have found the waterfall.

Update from the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail Council: The High Country Meadows Trail is in the Stanislaus National Forest, not the Mokelumne Wilderness. Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail is now accessed with free apps on ArcGIS Explorer, and free public account on ArcGISonline via laptop. For hikers, equestrians and bicyclists with some restrictions in the wilderness areas for bicycles. Trail is non-motorized although it shares some ATV/jeep trails between Moore Creek and Bear Valley.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Absolutely beautiful! The interspersed dogwoods kept the trail in partial shade the whole one. Very nicely maintained trail.

walking
2 months ago

There's nothing like seeing the Sierra's Giant Sequoias. This park is often crowded, but the 1.7-mile loop is always rewarding. The forest here is very lush with wildflowers, berries and even ferns.
Consider coming when the dogwoods are in bloom. In the winter, it's a great place to snowshoe or cross-country ski. Also, check out the 3-years-new visitors center. It was partially funded by the park's support group and is a testimony to its status as one of the most beloved jewels of the California State Park system.

Great trail. What a beautiful hike. Will do again.

Loved it. Beautiful hike not many people at all on this trail.

Beautiful and moderately challenging for us for folk. Beware of poison oak!

the visitor above is commenting on a trail experiencing drought conditions.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trails and amazing views at the destination! Don't take the alternate route- no need -and it cost us an extra 2.5 miles!