The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias sits on an acre of land just to right of the Yosemites south entrance.
The grove is home to over 500 full grown sequoias. The main attraction is The Grizzly Giant which is 210ft tall making it the 25th largest tree in the world.
The grove offers multiple trails for all skill levels. A tour of the whole grove should take about 3-4 hours.
The grove is home to other large trees both living and some no longer standing, as you can see in the picture above.
The tunnel tree is another big attraction and it’s no wonder why. The thought of being able to walk through a giant tree had had me power hiking through the trails just to reach it.
The fallen tunnel tree will really put the size of the trees into perspective.. This tree fell after a large snow fall in 1969 caused the weakened trunk to snapped under the weight of the snow. It’s estimated age is 2,300 years!..
We hiked every trail in the grove and were left in amazement at the size of these magnificent trees. It was truly a great way to end our trip to Yosemite.
• 6 mile loop
• 4 hours to complete
• Difficulty level – easy/moderate
• Over 500 giant sequoias
I have been on this trail…it is so amazing! Looking forward to a great Spring full of hiking adventures!
Alex G said:
It was my first time there, but definitely not my last. The feeling of hiking amongst those giant sequoias is like nothing else!