Tuolumne Grove Trail

MODERATE 121 reviews
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Tuolumne Grove Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mariposa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
734 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

A long time ago... camped closeby with my kids.

hiking
5 months ago

A nice walk to see some spectacular trees! Don’t miss it.

6 months ago

Great for kids. Paved the whole way. Mile down. Explore some great trees then a mile back up to the parking lot.

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7 months ago

Quick hike with a steep incline on the way back. Worth it if you're looking to see the gigantic sequoias at the end

hiking
7 months ago

This was well worth the stop the fallen tree is an awesome sight as you can see in side of it! The trail is well shaded and paved. The accent back up is a bit tough but doable by all age groups and abilities if you take your time. This hike was awesome I recommend it.

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7 months ago

Well worth a visit.. there are less sequoias that at Calaveras Big Tree State Park but you shouldn't pass on the opportunity to see them.

Follow the trail down until you see a fork that goes to the right; go right for a shorter hike. Or, go straight, down the hill about a 1/10 mi. and you can see a real close up of a sequoia.

We went down there, got a picture or two and then headed back up the hill to take the loop trail.

Trailhead info; parking- a small upper lot and a larger off to the left as you pull in. Restrooms at trailhead, no plumbing- bring hand sanitizer.

7 months ago

Excellent trail to see giant sequoias. The fallen trees were very interesting.

8 months ago

Easy for kids

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8 months ago

The sixth and the last day of Yosemite hiking: We hiked Tuolumne Grove Trail to see giant sequoias.

8 months ago

This was a nice leisurely hike with some great views of the sequoias. Liked the giant fallen sequoia!

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

Nice hike off the Tioga road to see some big trees. 3.2 miles. Easy hiking there. More strenuous coming back. The trail is paved & wide until you get to the grove. Then, a little rocky.
These aren't the biggest trees Yosemite has, but until they open Mariposa Grove, they're your best bet.

Easy walk but worthwhile to see the giant sequoias! Loads of people though...

10 months ago

anything outside to me is awesome, hike was fairly easy. but this is a must see if you've never seen a redwood, they are gorgeous.

11 months ago

Checking out the redwoods is a must. Never have I felt so small in my life. But it's a nice little hike in the woods, nothing too strenuous and worth the views especially if you've never stood next to one of these giants.

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11 months ago

The sequoias are great but few. The condition of Old Big Oak Flat Road gives some historical food for thought.

Friday, March 24, 2017

We loved this trail; however, we went in February and chose this to do snow shoeing, so I can't speak to non-winter conditions.

When we went, there were about 20 people on the trail. Many more were around the snow play area at the start.

The trail is beautiful and winds thru a grove of giant Sequoias. The side route thru the dead giant tunnel is awesome and not to be missed.

I think this trail was paved, but it was mostly snow packed, so I'm not sure. There is parking at the start as well as vault toilets.

If going during the winter, snow shoes are highly recommended. I saw many people attempt it in sneakers and non winter gear who looked miserable. We also saw many foot holes were people stepped without snow shoes and sunk several feet. Oh and hiking poles are also recommended if snow shoeing. I saw some people without themvwho were unnecessarily struggling.

I loved this trail primarily because of the winter experience. Anyone who loves the snow should try to see it at that time of year.

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Beautiful big trees and wild flowers. Easy stroll.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Fantastic Hike with some steeper parts on the way back up but nothing too hard. Great views and awesome giant sequoias. I almost expected some "ewoks" to come and greet me :). Did this in May 2015 and loved it.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Beautiful and must see. Steep downgrade first mile (and last mile is a steep uphill) but the rest is pretty flat and insanely beautiful. Gigantic sequoia trees (some of the largest in the nation). Lots to explore. One of my son's favorite hikes ever.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

1 mile downhill to a beautiful loop through the giant trees. Enjoyed the shade of this hike as my last hike in Yosemite in the late afternoon. The hike back up is back up for 1 mile so save yourself some water!
Don't take the pinecones, don't even touch them. I was sad to see so many visitors to the park not following the simple rule...

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

pretty easy hike. super pretty trees!

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Nice fairly short trail. My grandchildren and I took it primarily because Mariposa Grove is closed for the next year.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

the sequoias were amazing great hike

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

This is a rare trail that descends at the beginning and then you've got to trek back up to the parking lot (which has restrooms.) The sequoia trees were really cool to see up close, their size is amazing.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Great

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tuolumne Grove features about 25 sequoia trees at the end of a mile road downhill. Begin at Tuolumne Grove parking lot at Crane Flat on Tioga Road and follow the road down to the “Entering the Tuolumne Grove” sign. The first sequoia is 0.2 mile past the sign, with trails through the grove. The 0.5-mile interpretive trail begins at the Tunnel Tree, goes left down the road, and crosses the bridge at the right side of the picnic area. When we visited in 2000, the big sequoia looked a bit "plastic" and the Tunnel Tree was already deteriorating. The 500 ft. elevation gain and mile hike back up the hill was strenuous and uneventful. We toured this small grove instead of Mariposa due to time constraints. While the trees are impressive and improvements to the area were made in 2014, Mariposa is the better choice. Update: this hike provides a pretty good sampling of the trees, and if you can't drive down to Sequoia NP, Tuolumne is worth the time, as Mariposa is closed until 2017: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/mariposagrove.htm.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuolumne Grove is offers views of some impressive Sequoias and nice picnic area and interpretive trail. The walk back up to the parking lot is steep. This is a must when visiting Yosemite. We hiked in August and had to park along the road since the traffic was heavy and parking lot was overflowing.

hiking
Thursday, July 09, 2015

Easy hike but the full hike from hodgdon to Tuolumne is't on here. It's longer but much less busy.

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