Mariposa Grove (giant sequoias)

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by dina4 on April 23, 2005

If you have more than a couple of days in Yosemite, taking a walk in the Mariposa Grove is a beautiful experience. At the end of April, there were still patches of snow on the ground, but the path was clear. The trees are shocking, beautiful, and HUGE! Some are 8 feet in diameter. We took this walk with our parents and kids, and it was enjoyed by all. The walk is fairly flat and easy. We spent about an hour here.

Two things to consider:

1. In April, you can enjoy quiet as well as beauty in the grove, as the Tree Tram, with its loudspeaker narration, isn't in operation. (How annoying would that be?!)
2. If you've already seen the giant sequoias in northern California or even been to Muir Woods north of San Francisco, there really is no reason to visit Mariposa Grove. There are so many other places in the park to enjoy that are more unique.

Mariposa Grove
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite National Park, California, 95389

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