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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Family Travelers
- 69%History Buffs
- 69%Adventure Travelers
- 63%Green Travelers
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (24)
- Mariposa GroveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Feb 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.Recommended for:
- Mariposa GroveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Dec 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.Recommended for:
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- Mariposa GroveMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudents+ 1Oct 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).Recommended for:
- Mariposa GroveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Aug 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.
- Mariposa GroveMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersOct 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.Recommended for:
- Mariposa GroveJul 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.
- Mariposa GroveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 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.