Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mariposa Grove and many more Yosemite National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Yosemite National Park journey builder .
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  • These trees are gigantic.It's hard to imagine you are looking at trees over 2000 years old. The shuttle area seems to have ample parking.The bus wait times are very short but again we were there in Oc...  more »
  • It’s easy to run out of extolling adjectives when trying to describe the wonders of Yosemite. Must see.  more »
  • We were quite in a hurry as the stage to ride in the car was nice long. When we arrived at Mariposa Grove at the time we were petrified because on the map it said that to get to the Grizzly Giant you had to make the two-hour ring (which we didn't have...). Then we realized that we could get there and then go back from the same path without making the full ring and so we could see this majestic redwood quietly. In the path of a plentiful hour we also saw the Fallen Monarch (a giant redwood falling on the ground) and the redwood group Bachelor and the Three Graces.
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  • 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.
  • Mariposa Grove is a newly re-opened part of Yosemite Park. Featuring groves of redwood trees. The new layout features extensive ADA compliant walkways and observation vistas. Plentiful signage helps EVERYONE to more appreciate the "not so obvious" mind-boggling sights of Mother Nature.
  • This place at southern entrance of Yosemite National Park. This place has shuttles from its office to trails. Very nice service & avoids rush at trails spot. Huge trees are in this area & trails are very nice & scenic. Huge trees with tunnel in its stem is worth seeing. You can also observe very large trees. Nice to visit. Trails are accessible by wheelchair
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