Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park

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    Mariposa Grove - Grizzly Giant

    by sunnywong Updated Nov 4, 2002

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    This grove on the southern edge of the park, just above Fish Camp, contains some 250 awe-inspiring giant sequoias, the largest trees on earth. Many are nearly 3,000 years old, and several trees stand nearly 200 feet tall and l5 or more feet in diameter. These trees can be seen from the parking area, but to view the largest, take a short walk or tram tour. The tram six-mile loop provides easy access for viewing and photographing these magnificent wonders. The star of the tour is the "Grizzly Giant." The Giant has a circumference of more than 100 feet, is almost 35 feet in diameter and is the oldest known giant sequoia.

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    Mariposa Grove - Giant Sequoias trees

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Giant Sequoias trees can be seen from the parking area, but to view the largest, take a short walk or tram tour. The tram six-mile loop provides easy access for viewing and photographing these magnificent wonders. The star of the tour is the "Grizzly Giant." The Giant has a circumference of more than 100 feet, is almost 35 feet in diameter and is the oldest known giant sequoia.

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    Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

    by Ischyros Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Several hiking trails wander through this sequoia grove. Most people will hike to Grizzly Giant (pictured) and California Tree but that's it. As a result much solitude can be found if you continue. I find the upper grove to be more interesting anyway! I recommend hiking the grove all the way to the back at Wawona Point, but if you'd rather not hike uphill, then during the summer take the tram tour to the Fallen Wawona Tunnel tree and hike back to the parking lot from there. NOTE: The tram costs money. Check for prices at the ticket office.

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    A must see

    by julia687 Written Jul 22, 2006

    This isn't the easiest walk on the way back up but its worth it to see the trees, I'm not a big nature lover but this is lovely and if your going o Yosemite it would be a shame to go and not see them

    You cant tell how big it really is! You can walk through this tree trunk!!

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    Mariposa Grove

    by paradisedreamer Written May 30, 2003

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    Here you can see the giant Sequoia trees in all their glory without having to go as far north as the Red Wood forest. Stand at the base of a tree and just look up, up, up………

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