Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
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  • laurajean316
    Los Angeles, California367 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun change of pace from Yosemite
    After a couple of days of long and strenuous hikes in Yosemite, it was nice to have a more mild and mostly flat hike amongst the sequoias. As others have mentioned- this will pale in comparison to Sequoia National Park. But that's ok- this is still fun and beautiful. It is perfect for all ages and there is a shuttle you can take right to the entrance. There is also a wheelchair accessible trail which is nice and sturdy for those who need it. We opted to walk the trail instead of the shuttle for more miles so it's up to you. We brought sandwiches and ate our lunch under the trees. It was peaceful and perfect. You will notice lots of burnt areas from the fires back in '21 or '22 I believe. But the forest has a magnificent way of healing itself and it was nice to see lots of new growth all around.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 22 June 2023
  • DannyWasserman
    Virginia Beach, Virginia4,248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grove of Giants are the Real Deal!!
    This area is just south of the Yosemite Valley experience. Take a day and go into the grove of large sequoias and see why the weather and topography makes this area the perfect spot for these larger than life trees to grow and thrive. It takes a few hours to most of the day to witness this area, and the grove has paths and places to take photo opportunities.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Thom Mandos
    Roosendaal, The Netherlands305 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely forrest
    The forrest is beautiful and when i visited it wasn't to crowded. The problem was the busses where down and therefore you had to do a hike to the start of the trail before the real hike started. There where some beautiful sequoias in the park but not as much as aspected. All and all it do was special to see these beautiful trees in real life. Saw a family of wild deer on the end of the trail that made it extra special.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
  • creativestartravel
    London, United Kingdom1,681 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant day trip
    Had a brilliant day trip and a guided wonderful hike discovering more about these sequoia trees! Yosemite National Park most certainly live up to expectations, the surroundings and hike in nature truly helps you switch off from day to day life. Recommend visiting and hiking to everyone
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 October 2023
  • LynneMooHoo
    Washington DC, District of Columbia145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First Sequoia Experience...Spectacular!
    Absolutely loved getting o see sequoias for my first time ever...they were magnificent! This grove was at the far southwest part of the park and was a destination in itself, but very unlike the Valley area of Yosemite where we spent the rest of our time. The first couple of miles in this area are quite crowded but once you get beyond where most people go, it was very quiet and peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed nearly a whole day there...with a picnic at the top overlooking a spectacular valley. Highly recommend visiting this spot!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
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LynneMooHoo
Washington DC, DC145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Absolutely loved getting o see sequoias for my first time ever...they were magnificent! This grove was at the far southwest part of the park and was a destination in itself, but very unlike the Valley area of Yosemite where we spent the rest of our time. The first couple of miles in this area are quite crowded but once you get beyond where most people go, it was very quiet and peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed nearly a whole day there...with a picnic at the top overlooking a spectacular valley. Highly recommend visiting this spot!
Written 26 October 2023
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creativestartravel
London, UK1,681 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Had a brilliant day trip and a guided wonderful hike discovering more about these sequoia trees! Yosemite National Park most certainly live up to expectations, the surroundings and hike in nature truly helps you switch off from day to day life. Recommend visiting and hiking to everyone
Written 15 October 2023
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Paul Smith Palliser
Peru302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was our first stop in our 5 day trip to Yosemite. It was a relaxing and beautiful hike to start things off. We only did the easy loop. Went in September so shuttles were functioning.
Written 13 October 2023
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Steve T
Pasadena, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The bus is the only way to get up here, unless you have handicapped placards, where you follow bus in. You will be walking between .1 miles or up to 5, depending on where you go.
Written 13 September 2023
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Thom Mandos
Roosendaal, The Netherlands305 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The forrest is beautiful and when i visited it wasn't to crowded. The problem was the busses where down and therefore you had to do a hike to the start of the trail before the real hike started. There where some beautiful sequoias in the park but not as much as aspected. All and all it do was special to see these beautiful trees in real life. Saw a family of wild deer on the end of the trail that made it extra special.
Written 8 August 2023
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Clint S
Ellijay, GA388 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Over-rated. This is truly the best way to describe this part of the park. Way over-crowded. There are other trails with the same thing that are less crowded.
Written 2 August 2023
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Faker
Paris, France49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Free walk, really accessible and well explained, you have the choice between differents loops depending on how much you wanna walk.
Don’t be afraid to go for a « strenuous » walk, they are more like mediums.
Concerning the walk itself, wonderful trail in the forest, delivering various landscapes including sadly too many ravaged trees destroyed by wildfires. Especially when approaching the end of the trail, the Wawona Point, where all the top of the hill is burned.
(By the way, the point of view at the top isn’t exceptional, the heart of the trail is the walk into the sequoias)
Protect nature :)
Written 31 July 2023
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Seward07
Las Cruces, NM53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We’ve been to Muir Woods so wasn’t sure if this would be different…and it was. The trees are absolutely massive, tall and have been here for ages..literally. Loved being in the forest and getting to see this. Would highly recommend.
Written 12 July 2023
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This area is just south of the Yosemite Valley experience. Take a day and go into the grove of large sequoias and see why the weather and topography makes this area the perfect spot for these larger than life trees to grow and thrive. It takes a few hours to most of the day to witness this area, and the grove has paths and places to take photo opportunities.
Written 25 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

laurajean316
Los Angeles, CA367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
After a couple of days of long and strenuous hikes in Yosemite, it was nice to have a more mild and mostly flat hike amongst the sequoias. As others have mentioned- this will pale in comparison to Sequoia National Park. But that's ok- this is still fun and beautiful. It is perfect for all ages and there is a shuttle you can take right to the entrance. There is also a wheelchair accessible trail which is nice and sturdy for those who need it. We opted to walk the trail instead of the shuttle for more miles so it's up to you. We brought sandwiches and ate our lunch under the trees. It was peaceful and perfect. You will notice lots of burnt areas from the fires back in '21 or '22 I believe. But the forest has a magnificent way of healing itself and it was nice to see lots of new growth all around.
Written 22 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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