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Left speechless by the giants

This trail was a bit tricky to get to as it was down a pretty rutted dirt road. I am so glad we... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Maryville, Tennessee
Beautiful and awe struck!

This was a wonderful walk thru the past. So quiet and free. We did have a moment coming across very... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Lake Worth, Florida
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

This trail was a bit tricky to get to as it was down a pretty rutted dirt road. I am so glad we kept going and made it to the parking area. The trail is easy and it meanders in a nice loop through the...More

Thank koigirl31
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This was a wonderful walk thru the past. So quiet and free. We did have a moment coming across very fresh bear scat and huge paw prints in the path. We walked a bit faster heading out. Great experience!! Highly recommended for peace of mind.

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

My 15-year-old and I visited during snow season. Parked on the corner of 6S47Y and 6S90. Nice walk along the fire roads, but a bit long for the reward. By the time we reached the Shadow of the Giants National Recreational Trail the kid was...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife, adult daughter and I were staying at Bass Lake the end of June 2016. The drive from our condo to the Sierra National Forest was scenic, meaning it was a winding road with steep drop offs. Still, there are clear signs along the...More

1  Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were disappointed to learn that the Mariposa Grove was closed, so we started looking for other sequoia groves in the area. After reading about the Nelder Grove, we headed up to see some large trees. The Shadow of the Giants Trail was nicely designated...More

Thank cwilson793
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is great trail. Get to see many sequoia up close along with many other evergreens. It was pleasant easy hike.

Thank 466leliag
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Lots of wild plants and animals. Easy to get around but bring plenty of water because it gets very hot in the summer. The earlier you can get there, the better it is.

Thank MadMaxCMD
Reviewed 20 June 2014

On a recent trip to Yosemite we asked a local photographer his opinion of what was a good walking trail. He let us in on what has to be one of the best kept secrets of the area. It is called "Shadow of the Giants"...More

5  Thank MollyMax1000
Reviewed 26 June 2012

We read great reviews about this little-known trail and were eager to give it a try. The roads to the trail are really not marked at all and our GPS did not even list this trail. The only map we could find of the area...More

1  Thank Marie E
Reviewed 13 June 2012

This grove is off the beaten path but for us was worth the trek. It is about 30 mins off from hwy 41 along a narrow winding road. There are signs to guide you but some were broken and we used our GPS to help...More

3  Thank kidzrn1
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