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Merced Grove

Yosemite National Park, CA
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“down hill” (3 reviews)
“parking lot” (4 reviews)
Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is worth the 2 hour walk from the place you park your car. As Mariposa Grove is still closed till fall 2017, there are only two groves where you can still see a couple dozen of these giant sequoias: Tuolumne Grove or Merced...More

Thank Rivadávia N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Limited parking on 120 entry to Valley, only would recommend if your trip can't include Sequoia National Park down 41 or Big Trees State Park up Hwy 4

Thank partyjah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice hike, hand it almost to ourself. easy to bottom. uphill back. very quiet. trees and bottom small in number, but impressive in size

Thank dujohn
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Truly majestic! had the perfect guide for my family. Kyle was very knowledgable on the area and got us there in no time.

Thank jorgemjuarez
Reviewed June 4, 2017

I wanted to write a review because I spent a lot of time researching some sequoia alternatives since Mariposa Grove is closed during our Yosemite trip (May 2017). My concern was a 74yr old parent with history of a heart attack history and two small...More

4  Thank SanDiegoParent
Reviewed May 19, 2017

The trail has almost no markings at all, so you don't know where it ends. We ended up going much farther before realizing that we came too far. There are a handful of large sequoias enroute.

Thank kalpesha
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Merced grove today as it was raining hard plus the road into the other sequoia areas is still closed. Easy walk down to the trees which were stunning, was quite cold with some snow still on the ground but it's not difficult...More

2  Thank peppermint
Reviewed December 10, 2016

The Merced grove is at the end of what is for many way to long a walk. When you tie the length of the walk with the lay of the land it will be rated as strenuous for many. It is down hill to the...More

3  Thank CharleySays
Reviewed November 30, 2016

My adult sons, my husband and I visited the Merced Grove in mid-May 2016. It is a smaller park, with limited parking, but does not have as much public traffic as the nearby Tuolumne Grove. Our familiy visited both groves in the same day, but...More

3  Thank Chromom
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Went here as part of my day tour from SFO using astronomical tours. This is the first stop (after a 4 hr drive). Nice trek down and you can see this grove. Tallk trees, huge barks. Good hike. Nothing else to do here except watch...More

1  Thank willowbrooksam
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January 15, 2016|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
Yes. The teeny tiny parking lot for Merced Grove is alongside the road. Tuolumne Grove is a bit larger. The NPS page about Giant Sequoias has other options that are outside the Park. There is also an article in the Top... More
August 6, 2015|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
Please ask on the TripAdvisor forum page for Yosemite or ask lodging folks at DNC (or whoever is running lodging.) This is the page for Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias. Note that questions posted on the TripAdvisor Yosemite... More