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Merced Grove Trail

Distance: 3 miles, 4.8 km round trip
Elevation: 6,000 ft, 600ft elevation gain on return
Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 1 to 3 hours
Begin at: Merced Grove parking lot on Big Oak Flat Road

Merced Grove Trail

This trail follows an old road that curves down into the Merced Grove, the smallest and most secluded of Yosemite’s three sequoia groves. Follow the trail for 0.6 miles (1 km), then bear left at the junction. An old cabin, the former summer retreat of park superintendents, is part of the grove’s history. Look for dogwoods blooming here in the spring.

For a topographic map of the trail click here

  • Square Ft: 0 - 1,000
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