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Address: Sky Ranch Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644
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WOW! This was our favorite excursion. We were tired after driving into Yosemite and this was the perfect little hike. It was a little difficult to find and Eddie's review from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Tustin, California
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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

WOW! This was our favorite excursion. We were tired after driving into Yosemite and this was the perfect little hike. It was a little difficult to find and Eddie's review from June 2014 was very helpful. It was so quiet we had the grove almost to ourselves. We only ran into one other couple. The information facts posted throughout the... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

you can camp for free, 1st come 1st serve. look out for kids partying. some nice trails and always cool weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Tricky to get to without a map. Get a map, and it's not bad. Very serene and the larger trees are there. The trees are not labeled, but they are extremely large, so you'll see them just fine.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This small grove of Sequoias is not far outside of Oakhurst and although part of the road is dirt, it was not difficult to drive on. It looked like it had recently been graded. The easy walking trail is about 1.2 miles long with a lot of markers with information about the Sequoias. We crossed the stream twice and had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

3 miles on a gravel road and well away from civilization, we had the place to ourselves on Memorial Day weekend. It was so quiet and remote, it was scarey. The Grove has some structures and signage but this is mostly raw forest. The giant sequoias are not really in groves of multiple trees. One here, smaller ones there. Hike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

So glad I didn't miss this quiet walk in the woods. And for someone with arthritis the trail was very manageable, unlike the steeper trails in the park.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This grove is located about 7 miles off Highway 49. It is secluded and has magnificent sequoia trees. It is a bit of a well-kept secret in the area, but definitely worth the time to see it.

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Oakhurst, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

As the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite will be closing in the near future, this will be the second best place to see the giant sequoia. It's a little confusing to get there and does require some walking but it's well worth the effort. Be sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera! One of the Sierra's hidden jewels.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Twenty minutes off 41, Nelder Grove is worth a stop. The loop trail passes not only sequoia, but a variety of other trees and flowering plants. In May the dogwoods are blooming--always a treat. Not as spectacular as Mariposa Grove in Yosemite, but certainly less crowded.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a lovely, quiet, 1 mile trail through the woods. Slightly uphill at places, but really informative about the plants & trees along the way.

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Address: Address: Sky Ranch Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakhurst

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