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Two hikers walking beneath Tunnel Log in Sequoia National Park

Tunnel Log

Explore Tunnel Log

Experience the magic of driving through the famous Tunnel Log, a unique fallen sequoia tree along Crescent Meadow Road in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest.

Tunnel facts

Standing at 275 feet tall and 21 feet in diameter at the base, its age likely exceeded 2,000 years. The tunnel, still in use today, boasts dimensions of 17 feet wide and 8 feet high, with a bypass available for taller vehicles.

Tunnel history

The Tunnel Log originated when a magnificent giant sequoia naturally fell across Crescent Meadow Road in late 1937. The following summer, a tunnel was carved through the fallen log, creating an enchanting attraction for park visitors to explore for generations.

Tunnel Log in Sequoia National Park



Yes, a tunnel was carved through the fallen log after it fell, creating an iconic drive-through attraction.

Yes, taller vehicles can access a bypass to navigate around Tunnel Log safely.

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