The biggest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove is home to two of the biggest sequoias in the world. The Grizzly Giant is thought to be 1,800 years old. Your best is to hike to the grove, which also features the California Tunnel Tree that you can walk through. You can park at the entrance to the grove, or take a one-hour tram tour that operates seasonally. Visit the National Park Service's website for updates on temporary closures that periodically occur. Work out when and for how long to visit Mariposa Grove and other Yosemite National Park attractions using our handy Yosemite National Park journey builder.
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First the bad- it's supposed to be a short, easy area of hikes. Unfortunately, it requires a 2 mile hike just to get to the Grove. This can mean a lot to those of us that aren't able to do alot of... more »
As of 2021 the road up to the grove is closed, so it's an extra 4 miles (2 each way) to see the grove. Don't let this discourage you though, the advantage is that it is far less crowded than it... more »
It was good but having been through the Giant Redwoods earlier in our trip I thought this overall walk was just 'ok'. Certainly not a dense grove of specimens. Saying that, I thought the second half of the Grizzly loop was better being comparatively quiet with several nice trees.
Wow. The trees are stunningly large. What a beautiful place! Definitely something that needs to be experienced in person.
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