Merced Grove Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite National Park, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
The trail starts off rather flat then reaches a fork in the trail and you will turn left. After this turn, it is downhill from there and you pass by some sequoias along the trail itself. You will also pass by some sequoias that are behind fencing in attempt to manage the site. The trees are large and the trail is well maintained.
A nice hike through wooded area with a few groves of some wonderfully large trees.
This was a great day hike. Did it with my 10 year old son. Hiked down to the grove and continued on for another 1.5 miles to Old Coulterville Road. Mostly flat from the grove with some fallen trees that we had to climb over or around. Started to very lightly rain as we turned back, a nice touch to a fun hike. We took frequent breaks to eat snacks, hydrate, and explore a little off-trail. Out and back took us roughly 5 hours.
Lovely hike on a maintained dirt road. Easy walk down to the sequoias then a workout for the uphill return trip. Beautiful forest with many giant sequoias among other plants native to the Sierras!