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“Easy Trail to View Enormous Trees” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209 372 0200
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Puget Sound
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“Easy Trail to View Enormous Trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

After checking into our motel in Oakhurst, we drove north into Yosemite National Park to see the Mariposa Grove that afternoon so that we could spend most of the next day in the main valley. Even though it was the Labor Day weekend, the Grove parking area just beyond the Rangers' Entry Point was not full. We walked up the Grove's trail stopping at the various special sights. At no point was the trail excessively steep, but at points it was a little work. Even so, the sights repaid the effort.

The size and age of these trees provide a new perspective on our own lives. The Park's information signs help the process.

The drive the next day from Oakhurst to the Valley was much more attractive than the more popular route directly out of the valley.

Mariposa Grove is so much more than a detour within the Park. It is a completely desirable destination itself.

Visited September 2012
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“Awesome Forrest Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

If you are in Yosemite, you have to visit this place. Its all about the trees. Coming from Geprgia I now realize that the hardwoods in the South are weeds compared to these magnificent Pines.
Before you even get to the really big trees you are already surrounded by Pines larger than anything you have ever been near. Sequoyas and some Red Woods and lots of Ponderosa.

Missing this would be terrible. Spend 3 hours there. You wont forget it. It is in the South Entrance area.

Visited May 2012
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“Worth the stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stopped at the Grove on our way out of Yosemite. We arrived at around 8:00 am. We were one of two cars there. The paths are easy to navigate with a few fairly steep inclines. The trees are spectacular. It was hard to believe their size. The parking lot was filling up when we left 90 minutes later. Definitely arrive early in the summer if you want to enjoy the scenery without any overcrowding.

Visited August 2012
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“Don't miss this...unless you have seen lots of Sequoias before”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I have been looking at photos of these trees since i was a kid...it was so much fun to see them in real life...2,000 year old trees...get your head around that!

It will take less than half a day to do this trip...you can walk or spend $35 each on the bus...seems ridiculously expensive.

Visited October 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Felt small in front of Big Sequoia Trees!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

very near (6 miles) to south entrance of yosemite valley. parking place gets busy by 10/11 AM in the morning. we reached there by 10 and were lucky enough to get the parking. the trail paths are well marked, mostly paved paths. the main attractions: Grizzly Giant, California tree, tunnel tree.

but the restroom was in awful condition :-(

Visited November 2012
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