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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip
"Your journey begins with a convenient pickup at your hotel. You'll cross the San Francisco Bay Bridge en route to the Sierra Nevada mountain range driving through gold rush towns as your guide carries you back to the era of the old West.In the late morning enter Yosemite National Park where you'll take a guided walk. Visit the Tuolumne Grove (weather permitting) and be amazed by the size of the redwood trees in Yosemite's largest grove. Let the serene surroundings of the forest recharge your energy. Stop a watch for rock climbers as they daringly make their way to the summit. In the springtime marvel at the tallest waterfall in the park Yosemite Falls.After you may explore Yosemite Valley on your own. For lunch
From $159.00
 
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip
"Your journey begins with a convenient pickup at your hotel. You'll cross the San Francisco Bay Bridge en route to the Sierra Nevada mountain range driving through gold rush towns as your guide carries you back to the era of the old West.In the late morning enter Yosemite National Park where you'll take a guided walk. Visit the Tuolumne Grove (weather permitting) and be amazed by the size of the redwood trees in Yosemite's largest grove. Let the serene surroundings of the forest recharge your energy. Stop a watch for rock climbers as they daringly make their way to the summit. In the springtime marvel at the tallest waterfall in the park Yosemite Falls.After you may explore Yosemite Valley on your own. For lunch
From $159.00
 
Private Yosemite and Glacier Point Experience
"Your trip will start with pickup from either the Fresno area Oakhurst Coarsegold Mariposa El Portal Fish Camp or Bass Lake. You'll enter at the Southgate entrance of the park and will stop at Chinquapin and Glacier Point an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley
From $199.00

Mariposa Grove Tips (50)

Grizzly Giant

There are only a few places that giant sequoias grow. If you are near Yosemite, you should definitely take a drive to Mariposa Grove. It is about a 30 minute drive from the valley floor of Yosemite,...
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jag17
Jun 16, 2004

Mariposa Grove

Well, admittedly, my visit to Yosemite was focused on the most visited section of the park, the Valley floor. However, on our second day in the park we made the roughly 35-45 minute drive down toward...
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acemj
Jun 15, 2004

Giant Sequoias in Mariposa Grove

Sequoias are the biggest and one of the oldest species of trees. Sequoias can be thousands of years old.Apart from Sequoia National Park, these trees can also be found in Yosemite NP. Mariposa Grove...
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JanPeter74
Apr 20, 2004

the Giants

The Mariposa Grove is a great place to see the Giant Sequoias. There is a parking area and then a tram that takes you up on a tour. You'll learn about the names, why these trees are so fascinating and...
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PA2AKgirl
Jan 13, 2004

Grizzly Giant

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...
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mht_in_la
Oct 30, 2003

Mariposa Grove

Visit the Mariposa grove which is 36 miles south of the valley. here you can see the giant Sequoia trees in all their glory. These giants of the forest are awesome.Depending on the time of year you...
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pmarshuk
Aug 28, 2003

Mariposa Grove

Yosemite National Park was originallhy established to protect the Sequoias at Mariposa Grove. Today, it is one of the many special sights of Yosemite. I got to this place in the middle of the...
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Easty
Jun 23, 2003

A Question of Scale

Though quite tall, the sequoias are extremely fat trees, with almost disproportionately wide diameters. Few photos would accurately describe the scale, since most of the trees are not subject to...
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mrclay2000
May 05, 2003

They Might Be Giants

A lot of Yosemite's great wonders require little exertion to explore. The Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias lies near the southern entrance, where leisurely strolls can be taken among these giant...
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mrclay2000
May 05, 2003

Mariposa Grove - Grizzly Giant

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...
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sunnywong
Nov 04, 2002

Mariposa Grove - Giant Sequoias trees

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...
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sunnywong
Nov 02, 2002

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

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...
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Ischyros
Sep 10, 2002
 
 
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"The Incomparable Valley (and Park)"
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"On Becoming Part of the Food Chain: Yosemite"
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Things to Do Near Mariposa Grove

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Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

As we traveled along Highway 41 to the Tenaya Lodge, we passed Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. It was leaving the station, on its way to a scenic trip through the Sierra National Forest. We...
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Tunnel View

One of the first views of Yosemite Valley can be the spectacular Tunnel view. This is because it is the first stop off as you come out of the tunnel leading to Yosemite Valley.  To get the best...
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Cemetery

Numerous native Americans, pioneers, and park visitors are buried at the cemetery that is located between the museum complex and the worker residential housing to the west. Most notable that I found...
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Bridal Veil Falls

From the tunnel to Tunnel view, your next stop will be Bridalveil fall. You see the fall as you drive down towards the tunnel, but from the parking lot, the falls is giant and so close. From the...
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Sentinel Dome

This is a hiking trail that you MUST take when you visit yosemite. The ease vs the reward comparison is unmatched in the whole park. Located just two to three miles before the end of Glacier Point...
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Vernal Falls

The trail up to Vernal falls was very nice and you can tell they keep up with it. It was a hard hike to the bridge which is just a view of the falls and the incline was pretty much straight up the...
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