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Nelder Grove

Address: Sky Ranch Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644
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Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Oakhurst
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
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Coarsegold, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a wonderful peaceful place to be in the shadow of the Giant Sequoias without travelling into Yosemite. The road there is a pleasant wooded drive, but take your time as it's not paved all the way. There are several loops in the trail so you can shorten or lengthen your walk. I'm a local, and in the summer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Check out the campground with models of a two-pole chute & tramway used in the log fluming days. Beautiful trees & nature worth the bumpy, windy drive.

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Fresno, California
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37 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nelder Grove is a grove of Sequoia trees in Madera County north of Oakhurst and before the entrance to Yosemite. To get there from Highway 41 take the Sierra Sky Ranch road (road 632) for several miles. When you turn off that main road you will be on a gravel road for maybe 3 miles. You then want to go... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is an absolute gem. After hiking in Yosemite this was literally a breath of fresh air. Don't be put off by people who write about bad roads. It was easy--we made the trip in a minivan with absolutely no problems. The directions on Yosemite National Park's website are perfectly clear and if you follow them, you will not get... More 

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Upstate, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Forever driving up a curvy road, and was a wonderful hike. Shaded and we never saw another person except some firefighters that were in the area working (which was really cool). Relatively easy hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

After the bustle of the National Park this place was a breathe of fresh air and we saw some good wildlife too. Very good find.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This grove is spectacular because of it's setting. It's secluded and requires some effort to get to. The last km or so is on a dirt road, but is in pretty good shape. Just take it slow. The trail itself starts out slow, but then BANG, amazing trees one after the other. This was one of the highlights of our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

An excellent way to see the giant sequoias without hoards of people. It's so peaceful and quiet, I think we saw two other people while we were there. There is a little trail round the grove with excellent information boards. Take goos shoes and water and just enjoy the tranquility.

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We followed the directions I found on TA and really had no problem finding the place but then I used to going into National Forests and I can see how some people might not like the trip in. The loop trail was a wonderful walk. I recommend boots and bring water. We loved the whole experience.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you like quiet and away from the crowds in Yosemite, Nelder Grove is the place to go. We only saw five people today in three hours, just wonderful. Keep it our secret, though!

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