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Crescent and Log Meadows Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Three Rivers, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 206 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Snow

No dogs

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Photos (311)
Recordings (80)
Completed (518)
Danel Kearns
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Hiking

Loved it.. Easy trail and the view was wonderful. Meadow was so beautiful. Saw a fawn on the trail. Perfect for children but not stroller friendly. Took us a little longer then it should have to complete because we like to wonder off trail on occasion.

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Dre Cox
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Hiking

Very easy paved trail. If you want to experience without black bears go in the morning time. After/evening there was a female black bear with 2 cubs. Keep your distance and they leave you alone

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Love Kia
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Lots of bugs, and not stroller friendly. Other than that we enjoyed the trail and the kids enjoyed it.

Monica Mosqueda
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Kyle Harvey
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Hiking

An easy walk that’s mostly shaded with beautiful views, but bring bug spray. The meadow was real wet and that moisture brings bugs. Stop at the Chimney Tree!

Kaylee Vandjelovic
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Hiking

Beautiful meadow views!

Pamela Davis
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HikingBugs

Nice trail. Good for kids. Biting flies are horrible. People are respectful of space.

Rachel P
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Came at golden hour (~6pm) and was the only person on the trail. Beautiful views, make sure to bring bug spray!! Ended up turning around about 2/3 of the way because I was alone and the trail was so deserted.

Jose Felix
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HikingBugs

Went late afternoon heading to the right of the sign (south) and encountered a split where you can go to the left and get to the Chimney tree or continue on the pavement to Tharps log. We chose Chimney. It didn't look like too many hikers choose that route. Long story short we got to the Chimney tree and I made loud noises in case a bear was snoozing inside. It wasn't but just to the right (40ft) were two blond bear cubs that came out when I made the noise. We made a hasty retreat since we are wary of catching mother bears by surprise. Just giving a warning so no one gets too close to them. Beautiful scenery though.

Jessie Toste
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Walking

Went really early in the morning and got to take in all of the surroundings of this trail. Not a lot of people there at that time and far away from traffic so you could just hear the wind and wildlife. Really enjoyed this trail.

Luis Cruz
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Hiking

Family fun trail , with lots of beautiful scenery . Good close up view of sequoia trees .

Charlie Convery
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HikingBugs

Great meadow walk and stroll through the pine forests of Sequoia

Tiffany T
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Hiking

Saw a bear right when we pulled in! Easy walk, lots to see and due with kids.

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Janice Albert
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Hiking

I did this trail while my friends when up to heather lake. The meadow was nice, but there is a false trail that takes you through the meadow. It’s a bit swampy, and I don’t recommend it. It was also hard to find the trail from the other side if you’re not familiar with the area. I backtracked through the meadow to find the real trail, which takes a left up right before the meadow. All in all a nice easy hike if you’re not looking for much elevation

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Christina Pickett
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Hiking

Beautiful meadows and large sequoias, perfect for families with small kids. Got to see a bear not to far from the trail. This was a perfect hike for beginners or people who are looking to get more out of their visit to the park. Its a quick loop with tons of cool stuff to see.

Matt Griffin
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Hiking

The Crescent Meadow trails are sweet (and easy). We hiked for about 2 hours in the afternoon, and basically covered all the trails, including High Sierra to Eagle View (moderate but short), which offers terrific views of the snow-capped Sierras. Highly recommend these trails. There’s something for everyone. And you can also hike to Moro Rock (1.5 miles) from the trail head at the parking lot. Personally, I liked Thorp’s Cabin built into a hollow sequoia tree, very cool.

Sarah MunroKennedy-Swart
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Anthony Marlow
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Hiking

Quiet, gorgeous trail. Not sure the AllTrails map is accurate though as you seem to get a bit off trail on the northwest part of the trail.

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Kelly Hines
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Logan Woody
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Hiking

Truly a gem of the Sierras. Great trail, kid friendly, beautiful meadows.

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Cristina R
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HikingBugs

So pretty!! I initially was going to skip this hike but I am so happy I hadn't. It is literally a gem to see crescent meadow! It is an easy hike. I saw many families which was lovely to see. There was a section that had some over growth and lots of bees (which I am very happy to see) that I was like thinking would not be the best for small children. Regardless families were still going through just fine. I would definitely recommend checking it out! Seeing Tharps Log too was neat to see how it has been used so simplistically. I did the trail to see the meadows so Tharps log was an added bonus. The hike itself wasn't too physically demanding and it family friendly.

Gracie Rocks
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Backpacking

The house in the tree was a disappointment

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Anthony Leone
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Hiking

Has a few features along the routes including Thorp's Cabin (built in downed Sequoia). Really nice meadow hike with access to Moro rock trail as well which is another great hike. Recommend for a short recovery hike or a day hike with younger ones.

Mark D’Agostino
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Hiking

Great hike! Lots of big trees and saw a momma bear and cub! Late in the afternoon.

MARY J
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My favorite easy hike in sequoia- if you only do one hike in the park this is it. Watch for bears in the meadow.

Shannon Smith
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Hiking

Beautiful short hike through the Sequoia’s. Nothing difficult about this hike at all but still able to get up close to these amazing trees!

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