Immerse yourself in nature and serenity as you stroll along the perimeters of two alpine meadows, hugged by Giant Sequoias, where you have a high chance of spotting a deer or American black bear grazing in the distance—via the 1.8 mile (2.9 km) Crescent Meadow Loop Trail and the 2.5 mile (4 km) Log Meadow Loop Trail.
The meadows are especially resplendent in early summer, when wildflowers are abloom.
Along both loop trails, you will be able to visit Tharp’s Log, a century-old, one-log cabin that blends in seamlessly with its pastoral surroundings.
How to Go…
From the Crescent Meadow parking lot and shuttle stop (Grey Line), walk a short 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Crescent Meadow.
From there, you can continue on the Crescent Meadow Loop Trail or take a 0.8 mile (1.3 km) detour to Tharp’s Log, where you can then merge onto the Log Meadow Loop Trail, which is less frequented yet just as lovely as Crescent Meadow, if not more so due to a greater sense of solitude.
Be sure to stay on the trails as the meadows are a fragile and protected ecosystem; walking within the meadows themselves is prohibited.