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How best to use shuttle?

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How best to use shuttle?

We hope to spend the day hiking in the Sherman Tree/Giant Forest/Moro Rock area. The hikes in this area seem to interweave. Is there a recommendation for combining some of the trails and using the shuttle to return to our car? Where should we park to get started? We are happy hiking 5-6 miles, resting awhile and then taking off again!

Monterey, California
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1. Re: How best to use shuttle?

My favorite hike is from the crescent meadow parking lot to eagle view, backtrack 10 minutes to Trail of the Sequoias which will take you to the Congress trail and then take the trail that goes into the senate group to circle meadow and back to log/crescent/huckleberry meadow area. The best sequoias are along those trails. No need to start at the sherman tree way too crowded.

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2. Re: How best to use shuttle?

OMG! was just mapping our route for this years trip. We usually do Sherman to Moro. But this year are going to reverse and do Moro Rock and than head down Sugar Pine Trail, to Cresent Meadow area. Head up to Squatters Cabin, up to Pillars of Hercules/Circle Meadow area. On to Cattle Cabin, and into the "tree" area. Catching shuttle back to Lodgepole at Sherman Tree Parking area.

Agree with larry, Sherman Tree area is always busy, but just a few yards down the trail and the people disappear. By the time you are near Founders Group or Cattle Cabin no one to be seen. The trail going past Circle Meadow is very quite and empty. We often see bears here and meet people waiting for other people to form a larger group.

Know that what ever end of this route you park at, you just take the shuttle back. Very easy and great shuttle system.

Have a wonderful time.

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