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Shadow of the Giants Trail

Yosemite National Park, CA
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- Jun 20, 2014
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Beaufort, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

On a recent trip to Yosemite we asked a local photographer his opinion of what was a good walking trail. He let us in on what has to be one of the best kept secrets of the area. It is called "Shadow of the Giants" trail in a place called Nelders Grove, It is actually outside of Yosemite and can... More

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Tehachapi, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We read great reviews about this little-known trail and were eager to give it a try. The roads to the trail are really not marked at all and our GPS did not even list this trail. The only map we could find of the area was a hand-drawn map provided by people who support the area. This map was not... More

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This grove is off the beaten path but for us was worth the trek. It is about 30 mins off from hwy 41 along a narrow winding road. There are signs to guide you but some were broken and we used our GPS to help us find it. The last bit of road is a dirt road and not every... More

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Madera, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Many beautiful and majestic giant sequoias that are not well known to the general public. A most enjoyable walking trail, cleared each year by volunteer Camp Fire Groups

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southern ca
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2007

We went there today with our 4 young children...They loved it apart from the many mosquitos. It is beautiful.. A very dense and isolated forest area with lots of different kind of plants and trees. I've never seen so many in one place. There is a small stream and it is very moist and cool. (Refreshing from the dry heat... More

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