Huckleberry Meadow Loop

Lodgepole, California 93647

Huckleberry Meadow Loop

Huckleberry Meadow Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This pleasant loop sees little traffic, sandwiched between two of the Giant Forest’s more popular trails, Crescent Meadow Trail on the south and Congress Trail to the north. The route samples three delightful meadows, Huckleberry, Circle, and Crescent, and several of the most prominent giant sequoias, including the Washington Tree, the world’s second largest. A log cabin built in the 1880s and bedrock mortars at the site of a Native American village provide some historical interest. Options abound for extending the trip beyond the 3.75 miles described below."

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Hiking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Laurel Scheidt
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"If you are hoping to see a bear, this loop should give you plenty of opportunities. The historic Squatter’s Cabin, Huckleberry Meadow, and the Washington Tree are also along this route. Begin by following the covered stairs leading down to the crosswalk to reach the Giant Forest Museum. Cross the Generals Highway and head toward the museum. Follow the paved walkway in front of the museum to its end and arrive at the Alta Trail. As you travel through the forest at 0.2 mile, you pass the Bear Hill Trail and continue straight. At 0.4 mile you reach the Hazelwood Nature Trail and make a right (east), passing interpretive signs along the way." Read more
Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"Sandwiched between two of the most popular trails in Giant Forest, Crescent Meadow Loop on the south and Congress Trail to the north, this pleasant, little-used loop should be much more peaceful. The circuit passes by three delightful meadows, Huckleberry, Circle, and Crescent, which are dotted with colorful wildflowers in early summer. The route visits a number of prominent giant sequoia features, including what was once the second largest (Washington Tree), the Dead Giant, and Bears Bathtub. Historical interest is found at Squatters Cabin, built by a prospector in the 1880s, and at some bedrock mortars used by Native Americans to grind nuts and seeds." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
840 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
June to November
Sequoia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Giant Forest and Lodgepole
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018