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Merced Grove, Yosemite National Park

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Merced Grove is a giant sequoia grove located near Crane Flat just inside the western boundary of Yosemite National Park north of El Portal and the Merced River, at. It is in the small valley of Moss Creek, accessible by short hike. It has 40 sequoias over 5 feet in diameter including around 15 over 10 feet in diameter.
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  • I have visited Sequoia National Park so maybe that is why this little hike was kind of a let down. There were fewer trees than expected and you can't walk up to them like at Sequoia. But if you have n...  read more »
  • Since the Mariposa is closed, this was a great alternative. It was just awesome to see these spectacular giants. Clear paved path down to grove, so of course it is uphill all the way back to parking l...  read more »
  • Since there is a lot of strange looking driftwood and will flowers among gian trees this trail was particularly attractive... and the view of the valley is just awesome... 
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