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Nelder Grove

Sky Ranch Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Oakhurst
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
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Sussex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We had the grove to ourselves! We enjoyed a few hours of complete tranquility, met one dog walker briefly, saw plenty of wildlife and absolutely loved this place. It's not easy to get to once you leave the made up roads it's best to have a 4x4.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My family and I enjoyed this easy hike among the Sequoias. It does take some time to get there. Follow Rd 632 off of CA 41 and follow the signs to Nelder Grove. There will be a sign that says Nelder Grove left (arrow). Take that road and it it quickly turns into a dirt road. Follow the dirt road.... More

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Lake Isabella, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

what a fun place to see...We say this is very worth the time to visit and off the beaten path. Our great natural resources in California are a must see when traveling. Look for the extra special spots.

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Muenster Canada
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46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This amazing "attraction" is FREE! Although it is a bit out of the way, our GPS found it. It is a 1540 acre tract in the Sierra National Forest, 4 miles south (as the crow flies) from the Mariposa Grove. It is marked as a 1 mile hike. There were some students there but it was about 3:30 so they... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

There's a dirt road which takes you to the grove. You can choose hikes of varying distance. Be sure to do your homework before going as the directions to get here may not be obvious and it might be easy to get lost on forest service roads. Once there, the trails are all of reasonable grade. Trees are nice, though... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Took a short trip from Oakhurst to see the Sequoia trees. Although few in number, these forest giants stand serenely amongst their smaller colleagues and are viewed from gentle one hour circular trail. We were the only ones there during our visit. There were information placards along the trail but it was often unclear which trees the notes referred to.... More

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Ahwahnee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Towering trees and untouched land a place to meditate and find peace. All this in a short drive off the road to Yosemite and not as crowded.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We hiked this grove recently. Being in the early part of January, there was hardly anybody there. Not too far off of the beaten part and if you go in winter, I highly recommend a 4WD vehicle. There was still snow from the last snow fall a few weeks earlier and part of the road was muddy and another part... More

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Oakhurst, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This secret place to see a Giant Sequoia Grove and the Bull Buck Tree (5th largest Sequoia) is on the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway just outside of Oakhurst. It's outside of Yosemite off Highway 41. It's un-crowded and amazing! It's a must see if you're in the area and a very special place for my family to go and sight... More

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

If you would like to feel like you just dropped into a fantasy movie set like Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter than you need to visit Nelder Grove. It's hard to imagine this really does exist. The nice owner of Gallery Yosemite recommended it to us. The drive is ten miles from the visitor center with the last... More

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