Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
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Clint S
Ellijay, GA375 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was a crowded place and a tough walk to look at big trees. There are better places to go view scenery of the park. Big trees. Really big trees of course but nothing special.
Written 2 August 2023
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Mats S
Oslo22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A great place to see giant sequoias. Some are close to the trails and give great photo ops. Nice family friendly trails. Lots of shade when it’s hot.
Written 30 June 2023
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tracey k
Redmond, WA756 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
So, we are camping at El Portal with friends. We had just visited Sequoia National Park and driven down. Friends never seen a sequoia tree. For various reasons we end up at Tuolumne Grove. Merced grove is closed, mariposa drive time too much. To be fair, friends happy with excursion. I was just…sad. This example of leftover sequoias just….nothing like SNP. Still., if this is the only sequoia you can get to, easy enough, but you will work up some heat on Mile walk uphill from the grove to the parking lot. Certainly some nice photographs to be had. I would say in conclusion, go to Mariposa Grove.
Written 18 September 2022
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J M
East Lyme, CT75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
This was our third stop on our way down Tioga Pass. We weren’t able to stop at Mariposa Grove so this was our best option to see the sequoias. The whole trip is about 3 miles round trip. Obviously the hill back to the parking lot is harder to walk then the trip down. We had a bottle of water and we’re just fine. There’s Fallen Giant, Dead Giant Tunnel Tree and a dozen or more big Sequoias. My kids loved crawling through the hollow trees and staring at the sheer enormity of the sequoias. There are benches at the bottom that families were eating at and a few places to sit and rest. Not many though. Definitely worth the hike. We’re from the Northeast and while we have some mighty oaks and pines, they are nothing like the giant sequoias.
Written 24 August 2022
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badmaru
San Jose, CA421 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Tuolumne Grove is an awesome plane to visit even in the winter. The area is so beautiful and quiet especially in the winter. We did not wear snowshoes, but still managed to do some hiking. If you have then, definitely bring them to make it easier. If you have young kids, a sled makes a big difference. Our kiddo enjoyed the trail because she didn’t have to hike and she got to sled.
Written 1 May 2022
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SAI_Traveller_2015
Hyderabad, India330 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Visited grove couple of weeks back. Please carry food and water. Walk is close to 5 miles if you wish to see fallen trees and complete the loop.

Will take 4-5 hours.
Written 26 April 2022
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Kathrine
Pennsylvania583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
If this is your only chance to see Sequoias, then do this hike. If you plan to go to Sequoia NP, then skip this. There are not many sequoias (maybe 8 in total) at the bottom of the mile+ hike down the hill with an elevation difference of 400'. Take water. The sign says allow 2-3 hours and they mean it. It's easy to go down, but coming up could be/might be challenging for some even though the path is somewhat paved.
Written 30 October 2021
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Bidule05
France1,916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
In Yosemite national park, we hiked the fine Tuolumne Grove Trail (round trip: 2.5 miles, 500-feet elevation gain on return trip; duration: 1.5 hours).
We were amazed by the wonderful and majestic mature giant sequoias, especially the famous “Tunnel sequoia”. We learnt that the tunnel was gauged into the dead giant sequoia in 1878!
Written 10 May 2021
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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
This was a fun walk, about a mile of switch backs and a 400 foot elevation drop, a 10 percent elevation drop. There was snow in several areas to wear correct shoes. The sequoia's were beautiful but remember you have to back up once you get to the bottom.
Written 9 April 2021
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Joseph Robba
Charlotte, NC2,276 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
It was a bucket list item for my wife to see some Sequoias on our trip to the Sierras, and unfortunately the Mariposa grove was closed due to the Creek Fire. We opted to check out the Tuolumne Grove, as it was one of the few areas that had Sequoias and was open.
I'll say that the grove itself is a bit disappointing. I believe there are about 7-8 Sequoias in total, which is a touch underwhelming, when we originally were hoping to see multiple Sequoias all the in the same place. We brought our young kids (ages 8, 5, and 2), and I would say at least for us, it was a bit much to hike down there and back for everyone. The hike down to the Grove isn't bad, but the hike back is mostly uphill, and proved to be quite challenging for us with the kids. The hike itself is not a hard hike, it's just a bit long for the little ones, and having to drag them and backpacks with camera equipment/snack and water, made the trek challenging.
I personally was underwhelmed by this particular grove. The Sequoias themselves, though few, are impressive. There is a dead tree tunnel that our kids enjoyed seeing, but overall It was a long walk down, and a long walk back, for very little.
Written 10 October 2020
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