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Nelder Grove

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Address: Sky Ranch Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644
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Beautiful Sequoia Trees

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... read more

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

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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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We recently went to Nelder Grove based on a local residents suggestion. We could have not been more pleased. The view was amazing. There is a one mile trail that is easy for any fitness level. We were one of two cars at this great location. There was a restroom facility on site and lots of peace and quiet! I... More 

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Oakhurst,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Strange things one year there were so many meat bees couldn't believe...all years can't believe how dumb Men are to have cut these trees down to realize they couldn't harvest them//// smart men Hmmm...where were the women

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Oakhurst, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderfull, uncrowded hiking experience among the giant trees. A short hike that even the old and frail can make.

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Coarsegold, California
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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 via mobile

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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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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