Merced Grove, Yosemite National Park

4.5
#9 of 19 in Trails in Yosemite National Park
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Merced Grove is a giant sequoia grove located about 3.6 km (2.2 mi) west of Crane Flat in the Merced River watershed of Yosemite National Park, California. The grove occupies a small valley at an elevation of 5,469 feet (1,667 m) and is accessible by a 2.5 km (1.6 mi) dirt trail.
The grove hosts about 20 large trees with a relatively open understory, and are spread out over the last 0.4 km (0.25 mi) of the trail.
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  • Merced Grove trail is about 3+ miles round trip walk. Mostly easy going down, but coming back you have some steep sections that are strenuous. That said we are in our 70’s and we thoroughly enjoyed...  more »
  • Beautiful grove of trees and a fabulous afternoon walk for a hiking amateur, it was well worth the effort.  more »
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  • The hike is really nice! It’s around 3-4 miles round trip. It’s April and there was a lot of snow, so I highly recommend BOOTS and not sneakers or your feet will get soaked and you’ll slip a bit easier.
  • Amazing Sequoias! There’s a few places to see them. The first few are about a mile and a half down the trail. If you walk about another 1/10 of a mile you can see quite a few more. Hiking back is tough because it’s a slight incline most of the way back, but well worth it!! Saw two deer on the way back about 20 years away from us.

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