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“beautiful walk”

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Bakersfield
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“beautiful walk”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

The trees are not to be missed - they will take your breath away - lovely trail, easy to follow with well marked trails - even has a tram during some times of the year -

Visited November 2013
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Oceanside, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A great place to get acquainted with the Giant Sequoias”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is one of the more famous sequoia groves, but not the largest nor concentrated with the giant sequoias. However, it provides a number of opportunities to see the trees up close. I've been there at least 10 times over the years. I took the outer loop trail all the way up to Wawona Point. The outer loop provides for a quieter experience, but involves about 6 miles of walking to cover the whole thing. There are much shorter paths to see the trees, but fewer trees. Many people walk in to get to the museum. It's good and informative, but shouldn't be your goal. Go to see the real sequoia gigantium in the real forest.

Visited November 2013
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Miami, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“badly signposted”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

this place is incredible! absolutely blown away by the place. we were there in november which was a fantastic time to be there as there were so few people that there were just animals everywhere. the only thing I would say is the paths are not well signposted once you get away from the car park so easy to feel like you have gone the wrong way!

Visited November 2013
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Bird Island, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Giant Trees”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a very nice grove of the giants to explore. One of the best I have been to in Northern CA over 20+ years of traveling to the region.

Visited September 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Much better than I expected!”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

I did not expect this place to be so impressive!!! But it is really worth it! Trees are giant! But not some of them... or the most famous.... All of them!!! It is espectacular!
We were not able to visit all the grove as it was getting dark... (sunset is at 5pm in nov), but all we could see was really worth it!
I really recommend this place!

Visited October 2013
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