Grant Grove
Grant Grove
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Inside Kings Canyon National Park is this grove of giant Sequoias.
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J G
Temecula, CA2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We camped at Azalea campground at Grant Grove. The area is beautiful. The only setback we had at the campsite were bees. As soon as you start cooking they suddenly appear and are annoying. If your sitting around the campfire enjoying your favorite beverage, no food, they’ll leave you alone. My recommendation is invest in a canopy with mosquito netting. Cook outside and eat in the canopy, that would make your meal time more enjoyable. There are so many hikes to go on and the Giant Sequoia Redwoods are near by. Make the 45 minute drive to Lodgepole and hike the Tokopah Trail, 3.4 miles round trip. The scenery is amazing. If your camping with a group at Azalea and need two campsites I recommend sites #109 and #110, they are close together and lots of privacy from the rest of the campsites. No AT&T signal. The Ranger informed me that you can get Verizon signal in various locations in Grant Grove where Azalea and other campsites are located. Grant Grove Village is a short walk from Azalea where you will find a general store, museum (free), gift shop, restaurant and coffee.
Written August 21, 2022
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free2venture
Virginia Beach, VA410 contributions
Jul 2022
My second favorite part of the parks we visited for a day trip. We decided to hit this on the way out of Sequoia, right before sunset. Our small taste of Kings Canyon was great! What made it great, is it seemed to have a nice welcome area with restrooms, a restaurant etc, but we only visited the restrooms before the trail. More so than a nice welcome center set up, was we lucked out and came across a ranger lead tour. The ranger was animated, friendly and informative. At that point of exhaustion in the day, it was a relief to know we had someone showing us the way and a group to be with in case we came across any scary wildlife. The group wasn't huge so all still maintained a peaceful aspect. The ranger even pulled out pinecones to pass around. It may not sound too interesting, but it was appreciated and fun for all, especially kids. Not only that, we found a tree you can walk through...not just a tunnel but a tree! How cool for small and big, adult kids alike, After some interesting stories, we ended at General Grant. We so appreciated the ranger and felt fortunate, so we personally thanked him. By the time we reached the lot, it was pretty dark, kids were sleep deprived and time zone wacky, and losing it over mountain night driving fears, so sorry fellow guests for the noise. Ugh! While on the trail, we all enjoyed it though. I would consider this an easy trail for both young and older kids, only a short distance from the parking lot, no drop offs, hardly, if any bugs, cool and shady.
Written July 15, 2022
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Anthony S
Roanoke, VA586 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Made a quick pit stop on our way out to walk the short path to the Grant Tree..#2 in size. While not as impressive as the groves in Giant Forest wrt sheer number of trees, if you are short in time and cannot go all the way into Sequoia and the Giant Forest.. it is well worth the stop to see these massive trees up close and personal
Written July 16, 2021
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rcm-ca
Santa Cruz, CA29 contributions
Sep 2020
We came here on a weekday morning; not crowded at all, several big trees to see. we explored the north boundary trail, leading off this, great pleasant quiet hike. you could loop around, but we ran out of time and just turned around.
Written September 7, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China155,199 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Grant Grove in an area of high elevation where sequoia trees can thrive in the Kings Canyon National Park. Interestingly, this used to be a separate General Grant National Park created in 1890 but was folded into Kings Canyon NP when it was formally created in 1940.

Within the Grove, visitors will find day hikes including the General Grant Trail, a .5 mile loop trail which takes in the General Grant Tree, the 2nd largest in the world by volume only surpassed by the General Sherman Tree further south in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park. On the trail, you'll see numerous other giant sequoias as well as felled giants like the Fallen Monarch. You will also see attractions such as the historic Gamlin Cabin along this trail.

The Grant Grove also includes the sobering Big Stump trail, allowing visitors opportunity to see a Sequoia graveyard of sorts, a location which was logged during the late 19th century, resulting in a forest and landscape dotted with giant sequoia trunks. Very sad when you see the size of some of the big stumps in this area.

There is also the Grant Grove Village which includes the Kings Canyon Visitor Centre, Gift Shop, Restaurant, Market, U.S. Post Office as well as accommodations for those interested in staying in this area of the park.

We very much enjoyed a couple days hiking in this area of Kings Canyon National Park. During April, there was still snow on the ground in many of the areas around the Grant Grove, that was nice to see.
Written May 12, 2019
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The_F_team
Orange, CA96 contributions
Oct 2011 • Couples
Took the trail around to see the Grant Tree and other giants but was disappointed that you were not really able to get close to any of the trees since there were fences that prevented you from being near them. Photos had to be taken from a considerable distance from the actual tree with a fence in the background. I recommend you go to see the Sherman Tree and take the Congress Trail. Trees were more interesting and only a few were fenced off.
Written October 24, 2011
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Teddy N
Rancho Cordova, CA720 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
There’s a path way that you can walk around a giant grove very beautiful sequoia tree benches sit on . The trail around giant grove is not too far I believe like quarter of a mile
Written October 12, 2019
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Wes S
12 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Sure, General Sherman is bigger, but Grant does more and does it far better. It's a shorter, flatter hike. There's a cool cabin and a fallen monarch you can WALK THROUGH nearby, and there's stuff for the kids to enjoy/fall down on. What more do I need to say?!
Written October 8, 2016
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Chuck L
Florissant, MO264 contributions
Aug 2020
Words or pictures cannot describe the beautify this park, or this particular stop. It is OUTSTANDING!!!
Written August 26, 2020
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Angy B
Orlando, FL68 contributions
Jun 2019
This place is magnificent. We are not real big on outdoor festivities. It was wonderful that we could drive thru and still see lots of the sites. The tree are simply amazing.
Written July 4, 2019
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