Located in the southern portion of Yosemite, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is the largest sequoia grove in Yosemite and is home to over 500 mature giant sequoias.

We stayed at the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino about a 45 minute drive to the Yosemite South Entrance. Park entrance fee is US$35 per car, but we used our America the Beautiful Annual Pass.

There is a parking area (30 spaces) and a free shuttle that takes you to Mariposa Grove. We were worried that there wouldn’t be any spaces when we arrived around 11am, but there were still plenty left – this on a sunny day at the end of June.

We took the shuttle bus to the entrance of Mariposa Grove. The path was smooth and fenced – certainly wheelchair friendly. The trees were really impressive.

The path continued until we reached The Grizzly Giant – the largest and oldest sequoia tree in the Mariposa Grove.



The pictures don’t really show how large this tree is – you need to visit!

The path continued to the left and soon we found a tree where a tunnel had been cut through – not something that would happen in modern times.

The path changed to rough ground without fences, but we continued on a loop until we returned back to the shuttle bus stop.

We weren’t bothered by any bugs, nor any bears!

Here are more pictures of trees.