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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  • Easy trail to walk down and back up to see a small grove of sequoias. Well worth it if up in that part of the Park.  more »
  • Yosemite National Park! 2 hours from San Francisco, where you can go for a run by the recent fire burned all over tanned. trees, but this is also part of the great outdoors. To young children is just that, rocks and trees as it may seem, but you can feel the grandeur of the great outdoors.
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  • If you love the trees, this is a must-see. These majestic giants are something that everyone should experience. Take your time. take your camera, and soak it all in.  more »
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  • Amazing Sequoias! There’s a few places to see them. The first few are about a mile and a half down the trail. If you walk about another 1/10 of a mile you can see quite a few more. Hiking back is tough because it’s a slight incline most of the way back, but well worth it!! Saw two deer on the way back about 20 years away from us.
  • I came here with my younger sister during the winter time. The area was still covered in compacted snow which gave a really good impression. I'm not sure how many Sequioa are here but the trail passes directly through a number of them. Stop here first and waste your daylight visting the meadows and Lower Yosemite Falls last
  • Absolutely beautiful. Stunning sequoia trees. About a 2 mile track from the car park, with a 600ft climb on the way back up....secluded place....
  • One of the more secluded spots in the Park.
  • Best place to see the sequoias so until they reopen the Mariposa Grove.

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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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