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Southern Mariposa County

Mariposa Grove

Among the oldest, most massive living things on earth, the giant sequioas are a must see during your trip to Yosemite.

The square-mile Mariposa Grove is home to 500 mature giant sequoias, Earth’s largest living organisms and among her oldest as well.

Getting To and Around Mariposa Grove

Directions to the Grove

Car: The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is located at the end of Mariposa Grove Road, off of Highway 41. There is a larger parking lot as well as an arrival plaza to the right, shortly after the park’s south entrance. From here you can grab a bus to the grove.

Visit our Travel Tools page to find tips on when to go, entrance gate information, and mileage charts.

Hike: From behind the Big Trees Lodge, follow a 6.5 mile trail to the Mariposa Grove. Be prepared for significant elevation change. See our hiking guide for more information! You can also ride into the grove on horseback.

Ways to See the Grove

At the museum, pick up a brochure for a self-guided hike, or download one here. The one-mile trail to Grizzly Giant and the Fallen Tunnel Tree makes a great trip for families with children, or up the distance and hike through the Upper Grove and out to Wawona Point Vista. Check out our hikes for more information. Book a ride by horseback into the grove and explore it just like the original pioneers.

In winter, the Visitors Center closes and the grove offers no formal services, but visitors can park at the start of the Mariposa Grove Road and cross country ski or snowshoe through the park.

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