Muir Grove Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Muir Grove Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
741 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
5 days ago

Easy hike from our campsite to a beautiful grove of sequoias we had pretty much to ourselves. A must do if staying at Dorst Creek, better than the Giant Forrest.

hiking
13 days ago

Nice trail from the second to last campground which is a group camping loop. I hiked from our campsite which was the last Loop. I think that parking is at the amphitheater at the end of the road. Nice trail with ups and downs along the way. Had the grove to myself at 6:30am and saw a deer on the way back which was a bonus.

Very few people on the trail in July. You get to spend quality time with the trees without all the people. Best trail in the park for families as far as I'm concerned!

16 days ago

The most amazing place i have seen! It was a hike well worth it, you are surrounded by these tall, gorgeous, unreal sequoia forest, we hung out there for about an hour and were the only one's there. The best way to experience sequoias without the crowd!!!

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Surprisingly scenic trail, crossing streams and fern-covered meadows on the way to a grove of magnificent Sequoias.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice little out-and-back that leads from Dorst Creek Campground to a small circle of mature sequoia trees that are actually part of a much larger grove. The trail meanders easily through mixed conifer forest, crossing a couple of creeks and nearly cresting a granite dome. Wildflowers are pretty abundant along the trail. This is a really good way to get up close with some majestic trees while avoiding the normal crowds.

Relatively easy hike located off the Dorst Creek campground. We parked at the amphitheater area and hiked down to the trailhead. There is a clearly marked intersection that takes you to the left, but on your return take the other way down to the river and take a nice cool dip. The hike itself is pretty much all uphill, so start early. Ample shade in most areas. A few river crossings and some rock outcroppings that provide magnificent views. All in all, a easy fun hike that provides some great vista views and an opportunity to see some huge sequoia trees with few other visitors.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Really nice forest hike. Not too busy. Giant trees, creeks to cross and it finishes in a giant sequioa patch. Can't complain!

1 month ago

This trail has it all!! gotta walk through Dorst Campground to get to the trailhead. you can get a trail map at lodgepost info center.

2 months ago

Campground was closed so I parked across the street and walked in. It added 1 mile of paved road which sucked but once the trail started it was really nice. Light inclines and declines with small creek crossings. Giant trees all around and the end of the trail you will be surrounded by a circle of giant sequoias. Just wonderful. Ran into deers and a bear. Left both alone and they left me alone.

2 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

No direct access through the campground but we parked across the street and trekked through the empty campground. We had the trail to ourselves which was amazing but keep going and find yourself surrounded by the giant sequoias. Very much worth the hike!

10 months ago

Travel deep into the forest with this trail. Very shady and cool trail. Encounter wildlife is highly probable. Trail is highly enjoyable with incline here and there, but also lengthy.

hiking
11 months ago

This trail is like suddenly stumbling into Narnia. We went during the week in early May and only came across one couple. The grove itself is simply awe inspiring... There are no words or pictures to do it justice.

hiking
11 months ago

Great little out and back trail. So much to see. Views were amazing, and the massive trees never get old!!! Take plenty of water!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Amazing views!

Friday, August 05, 2016

Monday, August 01, 2016

awesome trail.. make sure you make it to the end..