Marvel at these magnificent trees which can have a trunks wider than 25 feet thick. They dwarf even the largest one trees around them. When in the Yosemite National Park take a shuttle bus to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
After a short 2 mile trip in the bus there is a 2 mile round hike to the Grizzly Giant. This is the largest tree accessible to the public. This hike is described as moderate but we did have to take advantage of the rest benches along the way.
For the people who are in possession of a handicap placard there is a road up to a parking lot near the Grizzly Giant. It is only a short easy accessible walk from there to this beast of a tree. There are limited parking spots available at the time of writing this I think there are seven spaces available.
The Mariposa Grove offers several hikes of varying degrees of difficulty and distances. Prepare yourself before you begin your hike or walk matter how far. Take water, hats and a good pair of walking shoes. We ended up doing a much longer walk than planned when we visited the Yosemite Falls in the Yosemite Valley. We wandered around and to be honest we were paying more attention to the scenery than where we were going. Bottom line we took about an hour to find our car. We were fortunate that we had filled our water bottles up at the welcome Center.
Take note that some trails are closed for safety reasons at different times of the year.
Here you will find approximately 20 mature sequoias trees grouped together in a quiet serine setting. Merced Grove is only accessible by foot. It is a moderate to strenuous hike with a distance of approximately 3 miles round trip. There is a drop on the walk for about 1.5 miles.
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