Lodgepole and Willow Meadow is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

Nice day hike. The trail is mild to moderately uphill going out and downhill coming back and the trail is very well marked and traveled. You are taking the twin lakes trail out of Lodgepole camp ground.Today met a number of hikes going in both directions. Fun to stop and chat with other hikers finding out where they are going and where they have come from. At approximated 1.75 miles you must overland East approximately a quarter mile to get to the meadow. You can not see meadow from the trail because of the forest density. I followed a dried stream bed down to the meadow, and it was difficult to maneuver over and around the many fallen trees. It was fun trying to find the easiest way. The meadow is wild and natural because it is off the trail and hence not traveled over by humans. Today it was tall grasses blowing in the wind, but in the spring I believe it will be filled with wild flowers. It is well worth the off trail experience.

4 months ago

Amazing trail!!! Gigantic Sequoias are the full attraction, it's breathtaking to just observe them!!! Kid-friendly!!!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Any trail up here is awesome

hiking
Friday, November 04, 2016

Epic....when I was a kid.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Incredible trees and trails all throughout the park!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Awesome trail, but gets crowded at times. It was a lot of fun to be so close to these giant trees.

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

beautiful trees & views! does get very crowded of course.

hiking
Monday, July 13, 2015

This is a great park and the trees are amazing. We walked on several different trials and the wild flowers were amazing.

hiking
Thursday, November 27, 2014

No picture does the Sequoia Trees justice. you must see see them in person to understand. Great trails.

hiking
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Being surrounded by those GIANTS, I found myself to be in true awe for the very first time in my life (and I've been to many many places).. Highly recommended trails, little bit of everything for everyone at all skill levels. Great wildlife sighting, mostly mule deer, but I did have a cougar sighting. Enjoy, it's a great place to experience.

hiking
Monday, July 01, 2013

The beginning if this astonishing adventure is on paved walkways (prepare to have other people in your photos, lol, its all good tho). As you venture further out you come to the end of the paved roads where your feet hit the soft needle covered, fern flowing dirt trails. Not only do you continue to see the most astounding trees but beautiful lush ferns and green fields with dainty wild flowers. The fragrance of these woods, fields and flowers is so calming, the sights breathtaking. The wild life; we saw chickaree, golden-matnled ground squirrel, marmot, mule deer many different birds of all sizes and a lizard, and we cant leave out some bugs and ants. It truly was a fulfilling day!

scenic driving
Saturday, June 08, 2013

See Sequoia. It's beautiful and amazing. The trees are mind-blowing, but there are also several scenic views from the mountains. Don't miss the opportunity if you are anywhere close.

scenic driving
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

World's largest living thing! Big Trees!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
Thursday, January 23, 2014