Merced Grove, Yosemite National Park

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Merced Grove is a giant sequoia grove located near Crane Flat just inside the western boundary of Yosemite National Park north of El Portal and the Merced River, at. It is in the small valley of Moss Creek, accessible by short hike. It has 40 sequoias over 5 feet in diameter including around 15 over 10 feet in diameter.
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  • Beautiful grove of trees and a fabulous afternoon walk for a hiking amateur, it was well worth the effort.  more »
  • We visited in early April. There was still snow on most of the trail, but it was packed down and we were able to walk on it without needing snowshoes, though it was a little slippery. Lots of downed t...  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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