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Giant Sequoia Grove Hike or Snowshoe
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A long walk - Be aware -

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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 trees, then a long (it is always longer uphill of course) walk up hill to... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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 preferred this park due to fewer people. It was a warm day around 80F and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 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 the trees and hike. Get warm clothers (t is cold in november). good gloves needed.... More 

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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Since the Mariposa is closed, this was a great alternative. It was just awesome to see these spectacular giants. Clear paved path down to grove, so of course it is uphill all the way back to parking lot. Be prepared with water and bug spray for the mosquitos!

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Union Territory of Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Since there is a lot of strange looking driftwood and will flowers among gian trees this trail was particularly attractive... and the view of the valley is just awesome...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

It's a simple trail, with many big, beautiful pine trees. Some giant sequoias and plenty of other beauties. Worth the trip. And much less busy then Tuolomne Grove.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

But #3 isn't too bad but it is distant #3 when compared to #1 which I remember from a previous visit. This was my last adventure in the park this year. I wanted some exercise. First part from the parking lot is fairly flat then the turn and DOWN. First group of Sequoias is actually pretty impressive. Five trees right... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The sequoia trees were beautiful though we expected them to be even bigger. You cannot get too close to tree as this endangers the roots and the seedlings being planted near them. The road is wide and smooth and the elevation is not too hard especially compared to other trails in Yosemite. We did however notice more frequent signs where... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Merced Grove is well worth the trip. The size of the sequoias is just magnificent, which is an experience, especially for kids. Pictures just can't convey the enormity. Two things to point out: 1. It is a bit of a hike to get to and mostly uphill on the way back, so be prepared. 2. It can be unfortunately crowded,... More 

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Denton, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The downhill hike to the grove is relatively easy but the uphill hike back is tiring for those not particularly fit. Be warned, this is not an easy stroll but it is not a difficult hike either. Just the uphill part can tax those who are not used to a good workout. The trees were impressive but I expected more... More 

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