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Tuolumne Grove Nature Trail

Tuolumne Grove Nature Trail
Distance: 2.5 miles (4 km) round trip
Elevation: 6,200ft - 500-foot (152-m) elevation gain on the return trip
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1-2 hours
Begin at: Tuolumne Grove parking lot at Crane Flat on Tioga Road.

Tuolumne Grove and Nature Trail

Follow the Old Big Oak Flat Road—one of the first roads into Yosemite Valley—steeply down 0.8 mile (1.3 km) through sugar pines and white firs to the “Entering the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias” sign. The first sequoia is 0.2 mile (0.3 km) past the sign. To see more sequoias, follow established trails through the grove. Take a 0.5-mile (0.8-km) nature trail through the grove to learn more about these giant trees. Begin the trail at the Tunnel Tree, then bear left down the road, and cross the bridge at the right side of the picnic area. To return to the parking area, take the road uphill. The road downhill continues 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the Hodgdon Meadow area.

Just a few miles down the road off Big Oak Flat Hwy 120 you can also visit the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias.

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