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1.6 miles

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Δ Elevation (FT)

~150 (+)

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Crescent Meadow Trail

California by v8.6m

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The Crescent Meadow Loop in Sequoia National Park is a great hike for the whole family. The hike is barely over a mile and a half, but what it lacks in distance it makes up for in tremendous scenery. Hikers can expect incredible displays of wildflowers, giant sequoias and healthy dose of history. Along the way make sure to look for Chimney Tree and snap a picture or two of the kids standing inside of it! Also, make sure to check out Tharp's Log which Hale Tharp, who was the first non-Native American to live in the area, called home. There is camping available in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.


Hale Tharp built his home in a hollowed out sequoia near Crescent Meadow. Tharp was the first non-Native American to live in what is now Sequoia National Park.

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Contact: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers, CA 93271

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