Hike Date: July 24, 2014
Distance: 2.5 miles
Trail(s): Tuolumne Grove Trail
Where’s it at? Tioga Pass just north of Big Oak Flat Road


This was my first trip to the Tuolumne Grove in Yosemite but not my first visit to the Giant Sequoias. We stopped here on the way into the park, staying at a canvas tent cabin in Curry Village later that evening. It was recommended to me by my ranger friend at Yosemite.

You can use the links below or Google around for information on this grove. I don’t want to try to compare this to the other Sequoia Grove, Mariposa Grove, that we visited on this same trip and that I’d been to before in the past. They are different but both yield great examples of some of the oldest trees on earth.

This one has a short 1.25 mile hike down to the grove which will take your breath a little bit on the way back. There is a loop trail at the bottom with a few bridges and some beautiful meadow areas. One of the first trees you see has a tunnel through it which probably killed the now-dead sequoia. It still gives a good idea of the size of these giants. Continuing along the trail yields around maybe 50 sequoia trees in all.

The parking area for the Tuolumne Grove was pretty full on our Thursday visit but definitely had spots, and bathrooms nearby, and it was very close to the trailhead for this hike. There were far less visitors at this grove compared to the Mariposa Grove.

If you like Sequoias and want to have a little more solitude I would highly recommend visiting the Tuolumne Grove on the way in or out of your visit to Yosemite.

Photos from Hiking Tuolumne Grove (click to enlarge)

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