Sierra Nevada from Mt. Whitney, Sequoia National Park, CA

The High Sierra Trail Trailhead - Sequoia National Park


The High Sierra Trail - Crescent Meadow Trailhead

Crescent Meadow, Sequoia National Park, CA

Crescent Meadow

Begin the High Sierra Trail at Crescent Meadow in Sequoia National Park. Crescent Meadow is about 7 miles from Lodgepole Village where you pick up your wilderness permit. There are free shuttles which connect Lodgepole Village with Crescent Meadow. At Crescent Meadow there is long-term parking and restrooms, but no fresh water.

At Lodgepole Village facilities include a Visitor Center, Wilderness Permit Office, snack bar, deli, and market. Most of these are usually open from mid-April to mid-October.

sign at start of High Sierra Trail, Sequoia National Park, CA

The High Sierra Trail Begins Here


Camping and Lodging

Campgrounds are adjacent to Lodgepole Village. They are open from mid-April through about the third week in October. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance at Recreation.gov - Lodgepole Campground. More campgrounds are found throughout the park.

Lodging is available at nearby Wuksachi Lodge or about an hour away at Grant Grove in John Muir Lodge. Grant Grove also has a variety of cabins available.

More accommodations can be found outside the park at a host of lodges, resorts, and bed and breakfasts: Lodging Outside the Park.