I have lived in the Fresno,CA area my entire life. I have made numerous visits to the National Parks that are within a short drive (Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Yosemite) One of my favorite spots to go is Grant's Grove. Grant's grove is just inside the Kings Canyon Park entrance on highway 180.
My most memoabel trip was just done several days ago. I drove up early in the morning and was at the park at about 7:00 AM. It had just recently snowed and when I got to the Grant's Grove parking lot, it was empy. I had the entire place to myself.
The paved trails around the grove were easy to navigate (even in the snow) and I had a chance to take in all the surroundings without any disturbances. Just incredible.
If you have the attitude of, "Why go to the grand canyon to stare at a hole in the ground, or to the forest to look at trees", then this is not your spot. You simply will not appreciate it
Of course there is much more to do than just go to Grants Grove. The drive to Cedar Grove, about another 30 miles or so will reveal some incredible scenery with the opportunity to explore some caverns.
It is a beautiful park and everyone who comes to California to see Yosemite really needs to carve some time out of there day to go to this park as well.
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