Nelder Grove consists of approximately 1540 acres in the Sierra National Forest and has about 100 mature sequoia trees mixed in a forest of pine, fir and cedar.

Nelder Grove is a natural habitat for wildlife such as black bears, mule deer, weasels, raccoons, gray squirrels, ground squirrels and flying squirrels to name a few. Not to mention…


Bird life also favor the area: tanagers, juncos, sparrows, hawks and at least three different species of woodpeckers. The spotted owl is rarely “spotted,” but can be heard. Also, lady bugs and monarch butterflies migrate through Nelder Grove.

There are several trails open to the public ranging from easy to moderate and a member of our Front Desk staff will happily provide you with the 20-page guide created by Friends of Nelder Grove, Inc. where we received most of the above information.

DIRECTIONS: From The Redwoods In Yosemite head down Chilnualna Falls Road to Highway 41 and head south out of Yosemite National Park. Then make a left turn onto road 632–Sky Ranch Road. This is a 19 mile drive.