Thing to Do

Hike Around Crescent Meadow

Crescent Meadow by Alison Taggart-Barone

At the end of the Moro Rock / Crescent Meadow Road, you will encounter Crescent Meadow parking lot. From here, you can walk the flat, 1.5-mile (2.4-km) loop trail around Crescent Meadow. The bright green vegetation contrasts beautifully with the red bark of giant sequoias, especially in the early morning sun. This is an ideal place for photography and has inspired many artists over the years. The trail wraps around the meadow, offering opportunities to explore the giant sequoias up-close, see wildflowers in bloom, and potentially spot wildlife grazing in the meadow.

If you want to continue hiking, Crescent Meadow connects to a network of trails that can take you farther into the grove or out to various viewpoints. Popular trails to connect to are Tharp’s Log,
Trail of the Sequoias, or Log Meadow.

Front-Country Hiking
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

This road generally opens for the season by the Wednesday before Memorial Day in late May and closes when it becomes impassable due to snow.

Vehicle traffic to Crescent Meadow not permitted in on weekends or on holidays-access to this area is via shuttle only.


Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Last updated: July 31, 2020