Circle Meadow

Three Rivers, California 93271

Circle Meadow

Circle Meadow Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trek around sequoia-rimmed Circle Meadow is a peaceful extension of the Congress Trail. The trail is away from the crowds and tours some less-visited named trees. Begin this excursion by following the Congress Trail (Hike 13) for 1.5 miles to the five-way junction at the McKinley Tree.

Make a sharp left and follow the southbound trail toward Circle Meadow. You first come to the Room Tree, a large, fire-hollowed sequoia that you can enter. Beyond, you reach the Founder’s Group, dedicated to the individuals who helped establish Sequoia National Park."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Your Complete Hiking Guide (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"A journey of contrasts, the Circle Meadow Loop begins and ends on the heavily used, paved Congress Trail, passing a number of notable sequoias on the way. The middle part of the trip is on infrequently used sections of the Trail of the Sequoias and Circle Meadow Trail."

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Trail Information

Three Rivers
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 to 3 hours
Best June through October
6,830 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,100 feet
Top Elevation
Sequoia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Giant Forest; Sequoia National Park Giant Forest
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