In the Giant Forest, take a hike out of Crescent Meadow to a spectacular spot: Eagle View. Some say it's even better than views from Moro Rock! Take the High Sierra Trail from the Crescent Meadow parking area. The trail starts in a shady sequoia grove at the edge of a meadow. It then ascends 3/4 mile to the viewpoint, with an elevation gain of 280 feet. From the rocky cliffs, enjoy a view of the Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness and the high Sierra.
After you're done enjoying this bird's eye view of the park, you may return the way you came or you can continue hiking on the High Sierra Trail. This trail continues for many miles, so you can choose how far to hike and then turn around. Along this trail, you might see marmots, mule deer, birds, and other wildlife.