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Mariposa Grove

Mariposa Grove, Wawona, CA 95389

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4.5 out of 5
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  • Mariposa GrovePro 2014
    JJ
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    4 Feb 14, 2014

    It is one of those things you have to see to believe. Trees that are so big you could drive a car through it or that will take 10 people to wrap there arms around.

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    Jaak Treiman
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    5 Dec 29, 2013

    This is the largest grove of Giant Sequoias in the park. A little out of the way from Yosemite Valley but not to be missed, especially if you're unable to visit Sequoia National Park.These huge, reddish colored trees can live more than 2 to 3,000 years. The park service is, as a matter of good conservation practice, planning on curtailing visits the the grove by eliminating the tram tour, gift shop and parking lot over the next two to three years.

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    Brian W
    5 Nov 05, 2013

    A place like no other in the world! Only minutes from the southern entrance into Yosemite and just north of Fish Camp the Mariposa Grove is truly unique in the world. It is a must see for anyone who visits the area.

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    Sara Benson
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    5 Oct 19, 2013

    In southern Yosemite National Park, this grove of giant sequoia trees is the most impressive that you'll find north of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. During summer, hop on a free shuttle from Wawona into the grove, where walking trails lead uphill past natural landmarks like the California Tree. In winter, you can snowshoe or ski through the grove, although the access road is usually closed (so that would add a few extra miles each way to your trek).

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    Kat
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    5 Aug 08, 2013

    The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, located at the southernmost end of Yosemite, is the largest stand of giant sequoias in the park. Allow 1.25 hours driving time from Yosemite Valley. Cars are prohibited beyond the parking area, however many giant sequoias can be seen from there. The access road to the Grove may close for extended periods due to heavy snowfall. Call 209- 372-0200 for current road and weather information. If the access road is closed, add an extra half-hour walking time from the South Entrance of the park to the Grove.

    From: http://www.yosemite.national-park.com/hike.htm#seq

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    5 Aug 06, 2013

    Wide range of Sequoias in parking lot, short trails, long trails, and recommended tram ride ($26.50 per adult)

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    Lara Drew
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    5 Oct 29, 2012

    I used to come here as a kid and I remember the amazement I felt upon seeing the tunnel tree and grizzly giant. My fiance had never been and I hoped that he would have the same experience but I realized that viewing these trees as an adult could be very different than viewing them through the eyes of a child.

    That said I was thrilled that he was just as taken with them as I was all those years ago. We stopped and took pictures in front of almost every tree we came across, some with the panoramic feature on the iPhone 5 which I highly recommend as you can get the entire tree and the people, albeit little specks, in the shot. We did a self guided tour on foot (the lower trail is only a few miles) but you can also ride a tram through the entire park for $26.

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    Jasmine Rogers
    2 Jul 23, 2012

    Other than seeing the lovely giants, this isn't my favorite place. The poor forest was rehabilitating after a fire so most trees were burnt.

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    Douglas Larrabee
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    These humungous trees that you may not see any where else is a site of bewilderment. The Sequoia tree grove aka Mariposa Grove is gleaming with these trees. You will need at least ten people locking arms the surround one tree, that is fully grown. There are amazing sites to see there.

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  • Mariposa GrovePro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Mariposa Grove is a sequoia grove located near Wawona and at the extreme south end of the park. It is the largest grove of Giant Sequoias in the park, with several hundred mature examples of the tree. Two of them are among the 25 largest Giant Sequoias in the world.

    The Mariposa Grove was first visited by non-natives in 1857 when Galen Clark and Milton Mann found it. They named the grove after Mariposa County, California, where the grove is located. The Giant Sequoia named Grizzly Giant is between probably 1900-2400 years old: the oldest tree in the grove. The Wawona Tree, had a tunnel cut through it in the nineteenth century that was wide enough for horse-drawn carriages and early automobiles to drive through. Weakened by the large opening at its base, the tree fell down in a storm in 1969. The Mariposa Grove is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Once I've parked the car, the walk through this grove is nothing short of inspirational once you go far enough back. The tranquil solitude is what being in a National Park is supposed to be. Not fighting the crowds within Yosemite Valley. I also like situations like this when nature makes me seem very small.

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You haven't visited Yosemite National Park until you've spent time in Mariposa Grove; and you haven't lived until you've visited Yosemite National Park. Experience breathtaking natural beauty by hiking through the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia trees. Take the trail to Mariposa Grove's Fallen Monarch, an enormous, dead sequoia which has an upturned base of about 15 feet in diameter. Move up the trail past The Bachelor and Three Graces, a group of four sequoias whose roots are intertwined under your feet. You won't believe the Grizzly Giant until you've seen the 2,700-year-old sequoia whose base has a 90-feet circumference. You have miles of sights to see at Mariposa Grove.
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