Giant sequoias are always a wonderful sight to see; but, when you actually get a chance to walk through one (albeit a dead one), that is when the occasion becomes much more than a “can’t miss destination”. Truly, Tuolumne Grove is a fantastic Sequoia grove where the prehistoric seeming trees tower above everything in the surrounding landscape. It really is a sight to behold, and one that shouldn’t be missed on your trip to Yosemite National Park. It may not be as impressive as the Mariposa Grove, which has more—and larger—trees, but it is still more than worth the trip.
One of the many virtues of this hike is its relative easiness, compared to other hikes. Obviously, if you are a true hiker, you may be turned off by this fact; but, if you are just out to see some amazing sights, and don’t mind being denied a difficult hike, then this is definitely the place for you. Overall, it’s downhill, relatively unburdened by natural hazards, and is a truly easy hike that is more than worth the end result.
Distance and Hike Time
In accordance to its difficulty, this hike is only 2.5 miles long and should only take you 1.5 – 2.5 hours to complete. This, however, does not include the time you take looking at the trees and taking pictures, so keep that in mind when scheduling other hikes.
It’s not extremely crowded, but don’t expect to be alone. You’ll definitely find no shortage of travelers during your trip to Tuolumne Grove.