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How do I get to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias?

Last Updated: 7th January, 2020

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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.

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Furthermore, where is the restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias project?

The national park idea is rooted in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, located in the southern end of Yosemite National Park. Since it was first protected in 1864, it has been a primary destination for many. In 2011, we embarked on a plan to restore giant sequoia habitat in the Mariposa Grove.

can you drive Mariposa Grove? Driving Your Own Car Limited parking is available for cars at the Mariposa Grove Arrival Area when the shuttle is not in operation (see shuttle hours, above). At 7:30 am, the gate at the bottom of the Mariposa Grove Road is closed to keep vehicles off the road as the shuttle operation begins.

Correspondingly, where are the giant sequoias near Yosemite?

Massive, ancient giant sequoias live in three groves in Yosemite National Park. The most easily accessible of these (spring through fall) is the Mariposa Grove near the park's South Entrance, off of the Wawona Road (Highway 41). Two smaller—and less visited—groves are the Tuolumne and Merced Groves near Crane Flat.

Is Mariposa Grove open?

The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will Open at 9:00 am on Friday, June 15, 2018. Yosemite National Park announces that the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen to the public at 9:00 am on Friday, June 15, 2018.

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Haizhen Brualla

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Are the roads open to Yosemite?

When the Tioga Road is closed, it is not possible to drive to Tuolumne Meadows or enter Yosemite National Park from the east. All other park entrances, including those along Highway 120 from the west, Hetch Hetchy, Highway 140, and Highway 41, remain open all year. Current status of all park roads.

Leya Bahr

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Where can I see the giant sequoias?

Originally, sequoias could be found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Today, they are found only in 77 scattered groves in Northern California. Among the places that preserve giant sequoias are Sequoia National Forest, Sequoia National Park, and Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Maribel Rubiera

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Is Mariposa Grove worth?

Definitely worth a visit especially if you are staying near the south entrance of Yosemite Park. You'll have to park at Wawona hotel and take the free shuttle (about 15 mintes ride) to the grove.

Nerida Eremkin

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Lajuana Weichelt

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Should I see sequoias or redwoods?

So it also depends on what you are doing the rest of your trip. If you are coming for LA, then Sequoia is a better choice. If you are coming for San Francisco, then Redwoods is better. The Redwoods in Northern California are definitely a better choice if you want redwoods and scenic beauty.

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Romilda Yris

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Are there giant Redwoods in Yosemite?

Yosemite is home to the world's most massive tree species, the giant sequoia, which is sometimes (and increasingly rarely) called the “Sierra redwood.” (You may also know it simply as the "bigtree.") The largest sequoias—which are found south of Yosemite in and around Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks—may grow

Minna Plisek

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What is the biggest tree in the world?

Sequoiadendron giganteum

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How far is Yosemite from redwoods?

There are 149.86 miles from Yosemite National Park to Redwood City in west direction and 189 miles (304.17 kilometers) by car, following the Tioga Pass Road route. Yosemite National Park and Redwood City are 3 hours 41 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

Sima Nunes

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How is the drive from San Francisco to Yosemite?

San Francisco to Yosemite Road Trip
Yosemite is about 170 miles away from San Francisco and about a 4 hour drive. So, we recommend starting your day as early as 5am or 6am to have a full experience in the park.

Rilma Matheis

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Is Mariposa Grove Open 2019?

Yosemite National Park Announces the Mariposa Grove Road and the Free Visitor Shuttle Open for the Season on Friday, April 12, 2019. Yosemite National Park announces that the Mariposa Grove Road will reopen to automobiles on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Aline Gackstatter

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Can you bring food to Yosemite?

You are required by federal regulations to store all your "food" properly throughout Yosemite National Park. These items must be stored in either an allowed bear-resistant food container or food locker. Hanging food is illegal throughout Yosemite.

Solomon Olbrucker

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Placido Tsvigun

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How long is Mariposa Grove Road?

It's 2 miles long. The road is located near the park's South Entrance on Highway 41. No Street View available. Mariposa Grove is one of Yosemite's main attractions.

Aleth Kobcke

Reviewer

Is Wawona inside Yosemite?

It is located 18 miles (29 km) east of Mariposa, at an elevation of 3999 feet (1219 m). The population was 169 at the 2010 census. Wawona is located entirely within Yosemite National Park, as it preceded the founding of the park as a national recreation area.

Martinus Lipkin

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Sulaima Ruiz De Apodaca

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How old are sequoia trees?

Giant sequoias are the third longest-lived tree species with the oldest known specimen to have been 3,266 years old in the Converse Basin Grove of Giant Sequoia National Monument.