This hike takes you past a meadow that John Muir described as a gem of the Sierra. This is a fantastic hike for those looking to spot wildlife.
Distance: 1.7-mile loop Hiking time: 1 hour
Park in the Crescent Meadow parking area. As you begin this jaunt you will see the trailhead sign. Head right to follow the loop counterclockwise. You will cross over 2 wooden footbridges then take the fork to the left. As you pass the footbridges stop to see if you can find any ladybugs.
Continue on the paved path through the forest. As you pass log meadow you may see a bear or deer.
At .8 miles you will reach Tharp's log which is a fire-hollowed Sequoia tree turned into a cabin. From there you will ascend the low ridge that separates Crescent and Log Meadows. Next, you will come across Chimney Tree. Continue along the trail and you will reach a picnic area and the trailhead at 1.7 miles.
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