During the 1920s and 1930s, this hill was a garbage dump site. Black bears would come to this site to feast on the trash and in the 1940s it was closed due to bear and human conflicts. This hike will take you past Bear Hill and beautiful giant sequoias.
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Hiking time: 2 hours
Park in the Giant Forest Museum parking lot. Walk .1 mile up Crescent Meadow Road and turn left at the Bear Hill Trail sign. You will head up the hillside and pass beautiful plants and maybe see an animal or two.
At .5 miles you will reach a knoll and junction at the base of Bear Hill. Bear right to continue on the Bear Hill Trail. At 1.5 miles you will reach another knoll and descend to Crescent Meadow road. Continue on the road and wind up the hillside to the end of the trail at Roosevelt Tree.
Visitor video of Roosevelt Tree
From there you can take the right fork to Moro Rock, the left fork to the Soldiers Trail or head back the way you came. All three trails will return you to the museum.