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.
Mariposa Grove reviews
It is impressing to see these old and majestic trees. The site has several nice trails that suits all levels. The best is to take one of the longer trails with less people. For example the Mariposa... more »
The added 2 mile hike in and out makes this a little more challenging but it is amazing and highly recommended. 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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