Cresent Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 6th most popular XC Ski in California.

East of Fresno, the Sequoia National Park has many ungroomed cross country ski tracks through towering orange Sequoia trunks. Starting from General Sherman Tree, the 5 mile Cresent Trail (aka High Sierra Trail) rolls to Cresent Meadows. The trailhead is off General Highway between Giant Forest Village and Lodgepole Village.

Overall, Cresent Trail is the 6th most popular cross country ski area of all 38 Nordic ski destinations in California.

Cresent Trail Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Sequoia National Park (559) 565-3134; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Recommended Map:  "Sequoia-Kings Canyon Trail Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Cedar Grove Lodge, Grant Grove (559) 335-5500

Luxury Loding:  John Muir Lodge, Grant Grove; Monetecito-Sequoia Resort (800) 227-9900

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/5/2016

ID:  7196

Cresent Trail Cross Country Skiing Map


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