Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (Yosemite National Park) Reviews
Description:Country: USA / Country Region: California / World Region: North America / Giant sequoias are also known as Sierra ... more
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (Yosemite National Park) ... redwoods - not to be confused with the coast redwood, which are found in a separate range along the California coast. Giant sequoias are native only in isolated groups on the western slope of the central and southern Sierra Nevada. There are three groves of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park - the Mariposa, Tuolumne, and Merced Groves. Of these, the Mariposa Grove is the largest and most often visited. It contains about 500 mature giant sequoias, and you can spend several hours to a full day exploring this wonderland of towering giants.
Newest Review: ... $16 a head for adults with concessions available. Each visitor is provided with their own personal headset so you can enjoy the benefit of knowledge of some of the Rangers who have looked after this magnificent forest, while at the same time avoiding any noise pollution from a public commentary from the driver's cab. Each tour could handle around 40 visitors approximately. During the 75 ... more
Customer Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (Yosemite National Park) Reviews (1)
by - written on 31/07/06, updated on 31/07/06 (Very useful, 545 readings)
There were many highlights of my recent California tour, but I think I am like many people in that these tall trees have a particular fascination. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is towards the South entry to Yosemite National Park (highway 41) and situated fairly close to the Historic Wawona Hotel. (approximately 6 miles away) There are three areas of Giant Sequoias within the Yosemite National Park area, but it is the Mariposa grove which is most visited. There are some famous trees here, and there are more than five hundred trees in the grove. Galen Clark had been given six months to live by his doctor, back in 1856, when he took to the ... Read the complete review