Merced Grove, Yosemite National Park

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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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  • August 11, 2017
    i recommand you tou visit the Merced Grove first, the road is a bit long but if you walk slowly to come back the grove : it is ok, the sequoia tress are wonderfull, then i recommand you to visit the T...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    This place is worth the 2 hour walk from the place you park your car. As Mariposa Grove is still closed till fall 2017, there are only two groves where you can still see a couple dozen of these giant ...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Limited parking on 120 entry to Valley, only would recommend if your trip can't include Sequoia National Park down 41 or Big Trees State Park up Hwy 4  more »

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Where to stay in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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