Grizzly Giant is estimated at 2,700 years of age. Among the huge sequoias of Mariposa Grove, it stands out like a giant. The most distict feature of Grizzly Giant is its huge limbs. Some of its limbs are more than 7 feet in diameter. Just its limbs are thicker than most sequoias in the Grove.
Mariposa, we visited the Lower Grove by car and took a shuttle bus for the final part of the road. Unfortunately we could not spend a lot of time here, because we had to take the last bus out of the grove again - at around six PM, if my memory serves me correctly. Pictures are of the giant trees Fallen Monarch and Bachelor & Three Graces. We were absolutely flabbergasted by the size of these trees.
Mariposa :Grizzly Giant,Tunnel Tree & Fallen Giant
Walk the Talk from Mariposa Grove.
This is about 2 Kms drive from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park.
Close places to stay are the hotels around Tenaya Lake and Mariposa Town.
Park the car at the designated Parking and take a hike of about 800 metres from the parking space.
You will see the well known sequia trees : Fallen giant, Grizzle Bear and the surviving Tunnel Tree through which you can drive a car....
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………
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