Crescent and Log Meadows Trail

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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.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 206 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

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

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

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
3 months ago

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.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

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.

backpacking
5 months ago

The house in the tree was a disappointment

hiking
5 months ago

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.

hiking
Tue Sep 18 2018

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

Mon Sep 10 2018

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

hiking
Mon Aug 13 2018

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!

hiking
Sun Jul 15 2018

Beautiful and easy walk around a large meadow. We saw four deer in a mile and a half walk. Although there are masses of people brought in via shuttle buses, the trail was surprisingly empty. Any visit to Sequoia should include this trail. It can be easily completed by all ages and skill levels.

hiking
Mon Jun 11 2018

Beautiful trail, moderately trafficked. Interesting old cabin made from a hollowed out log. From here we followed signs to Sherman Tree 2.5 miles away. Beware: the signs fail to mention Sherman Tree after half a mile. So if you have no trails map, follow signs to Washington Tree then carry on past it till you meet Alta trail T-junction where you turn right.

hiking
Thu Jun 07 2018

Honestly, I think this was a bit boring

Tue May 29 2018

Some unique sequoias in this loop area.

hiking
Sun May 06 2018

Great trail and good for bear sightings as they seem to be common in this area.

Mon Apr 16 2018

The walk through the massive Sequoias is just ideal. Carry on to the Eagle View trail for glorious views of the high Sierras.

hiking
Thu Mar 08 2018

beautiful valley hike. Lots of wildflowers and wildlife. I saw a bear off in the distance! Moderate traffic. This hike is a great hike to get some good pictures.

Sun Feb 04 2018

Friends saw a bear and I didn’t

Wed Dec 27 2017

Beautiful views of the meadow and some sequoias.

Mon Nov 27 2017

Wed Sep 06 2017

Nice wildlife 75% you'll see some

Fri Aug 25 2017

Nice trail, beautiful trees! Half of the trail is paved, well maintained

Sun Aug 20 2017

Peaceful place. Had fun playing on Thorp's log in the middle of the meadow

hiking
Mon Aug 07 2017

Beautiful meadows and an interesting cabin at the midpoint. Was lucky and saw a bear in log Meadow

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