|Height:||268.00+ ft||(81.69+ m)||Elevation:||6,578 ft (2,005 m)||GPS Latitude:||36.55290|
|Volume:||31,280 ft3||(886 m3)||Creek:||Crescent Creek||GPS Longitude:||-118.76110|
|Width:||19.40 ft||(5.91 m)||Grove:||Giant Forest||Discovery Date:|
|Age:||Park:||Sequoia NP||Discovered By:|
Notes: Near Tunnel Log (the tree is 150 ft (46 m) northeast of Tunnel Log), also known as Moro Tunnel Loop Tree, is the 23rd largest tree in Sequoia National Park and the 17th largest tree in Giant Forest.
Drive: Near Tunnel Log is 219 mi (352 km) southeast of San Francisco near Fresno.
Northbound: From U.S. Interstate 5 North, transfer to California State Route 99 North toward Bakersfield. Drive north 97 mi (156 km) on California State Route 99 and transfer to California State Route 198 East toward Visalia. Drive east 60 mi (96 km) on California State Route 198 (Generals Highway), past Four Guardsmen, and turn right onto Crescent Meadow Road.
Southbound: From U.S. Interstate 5 South in Sacramento, transfer to U.S. Highway 50 East toward South Lake Tahoe. Drive east 1.7 mi (2.7 km) on U.S. Highway 50 and transfer to California State Highway 99 South. Near Fresno, transfer to California State Route 180 East. Drive east 56 mi (90 km) on California State Route 180, and turn right onto California State Route 198 West. Drive south 29 mi (47 km) on California State Route 198 (Generals Highway) and turn left onto Crescent Meadow Road.
Drive southeast 1.6 mi (2.57 km) on Crescent Meadow Road, past Booker T. Washington, Auto Log, Crescent Meadow Road Tree, and Jefferson, to the parking spot near Tunnel Log.
Road Warning: Crescent Meadow Road is open from late May to early November depending on snow levels. During summer (late May to early September) Sequoia Shuttle bus operations, Crescent Meadow Road is closed to private vehicles on weekends and holidays from 9:00 AM through late afternoon. When Crescent Meadow Road is closed, park in the lot near Giant Forest Museum and walk Crescent Meadow Road to Near Tunnel Log or take the free Sequoia Shuttle (Gray Route 2) from Giant Forest Museum to the Moro Rock parking lot and hike from there to Near Tunnel Log.
Hike: From the parking spot, hike northeast 200 ft (61 m) on the bypass road then hike east 60 ft (18 m) off-trail to Near Tunnel Log. After visiting Near Tunnel Log, hike southwest 200 ft (61 m) on the bypass road to Tunnel Log.
|Rating:||Easy||One-Way Distance:||260 ft||(79 m)||Ascent:||23 ft||(7 m)|
|Time:||1 min||Off-Trail:||60 ft||(18 m)||Descent:||0 ft||(0 m)|
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Photos: Pictures of Near Tunnel Log Tree taken from different sides