Tuolumne Grove Trail

MODERATE 185 reviews
#18 of 228 trails in

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

3.2 miles
734 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


Walked in the snow with my 4 yr old. I had crampons for better traction. Beautiful walk

3 months ago

enjoyable trail

4 months ago


4 months ago

Driven by countless times on my way to bigger hikes. So, today i stopped. Probably not the best place to go to see the Sequoias, but it has some interesting history about the road. Highlight is the hollowed out fallen tree you can climb through.

nature trips
4 months ago

Paved the whole way. The out is downhill and back is uphill. Not strenuous but the forest is very dry so take water. There are not as many sequoia as you will be expecting from the title Grove! A good one to do at the end of the day leaving the park if you spent too much time in your car though.

5 months ago

A friend of ours recommended this Trail but he must have been on it many years ago. The vast majority of the trees going down are blighted by either fire or pests. The Sequoias at the bottom still stood but it's a blighted forest. I would go to the Mariposa Grove and instead.

7 months ago

Our first warm up hike last week in Yosemite. Seeing any Giant Sequoia is worth the hike. Paved road as a trail. Only a hand full of giant Sequoias. If you like this hike you’ll love Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia.

7 months ago

How did this trail got 4 stars? Only a few sequoias and only one rather large one. Not worth your time.

7 months ago

nice short hike along an historic old road to see giant Sequoias at the end

nature trips
8 months ago

suitable for families with kids of 7 or older. nice trail with great view of giant sequoia and some mule deers

8 months ago

Great hike. Plenty of giant Sequoias to see and wildlife. Spotted multiple deer and one California black-bear.

9 months ago

Good warm hike. Weather was cool and it was a pleasant leisurely hike

9 months ago

Pretty flat, amazing trees, not very crowded

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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

Sunday, October 08, 2017

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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

Thursday, September 07, 2017

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.

Friday, August 25, 2017

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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Easy for kids

Friday, July 28, 2017

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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.

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