Thing to Do

Walk the Moments in Time Trail

A trail leads through an old growth forest surrounded by ferns.
Take an easy stroll through an old-growth forest on the Moments in Time Trail.

NPS Photo

Take a peaceful stroll at Barnes Point on Lake Crescent on the Moments in Time Trail. This easy 0.8 mile loop trail begins near the historic Lake Crescent Lodge. The trail is surrounded by moss-covered trees and lush ferns. As you walk, look for fallen nurse logs that provide nutrients to young trees and "snags," the still-standing trunks of fallen trees that provide homes for many forest critters. Signs along the trail point out landmarks, like the remains of a Douglas fir that once measured 35 feet in circumference. The Moments in Time Trail also provides access to the shores of beautiful, blue Lake Crescent. Contemplate the connection between old-growth forest and lake in this amazing, glacier-carved landscape.
15-30 Minutes
Front-Country Hiking
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Year Round
Time of Day
Day, Dawn, Dusk
Accessibility Information
The Moments in Time Trail has a hard-packed surface and some uneven surfaces from tree roots and other obstacles. It has an elevation gain of about 9 feet.

Service animals are allowed. Service animals may accompany their owner to all park locations. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

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Last updated: September 29, 2022