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Less Crowded alternative to Mariposa Grove

We went in August 2017 and stayed in Fish Camp. Thus, with Mariposa Grove closed for restoration... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Explorer417
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Nice Family Hike In Sequoias

Near Tenaya Lodge just south of the Yosemite entry, there is a trio of trails here which allow for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zoom_Gotti
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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in August 2017 and stayed in Fish Camp. Thus, with Mariposa Grove closed for restoration, we had to find an alternative location to see Giant Sequoias. This place is a little bit out of the way (you have to get there on a...More

Thank Explorer417
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near Tenaya Lodge just south of the Yosemite entry, there is a trio of trails here which allow for a very pleasant day outing. The hiking is moderate and on the way you will pass a good many Giant Sequoias. The hiking options include two...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is an easy hike through a grove of Giant Sequoias in the National Forest. We took our grandkids ages 10-16 and they loved it. Once you leave the paved road, the dirt road in is a bit hazardous and I would advise not taking...More

1  Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Be warned: this drive is not for the faint of heart. My husband and I drove up to Nelder Grove this afternoon, and the drive was both cumbersome and exhausting. We were in a Crossover SUV and there were some bumps/muddy pits/steep inclines we were...More

Thank katythacker
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This review is not on the two options of Sequoias (Shadow of Giants or "Other" set of trails). It's to share my snafu in not seeing the sign for the "Other" set of trails (Big Ed Tree, Chimney ... etc.). So learn from my mistake,...More

2  Thank 878drew
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Very shortly before the parking area and trailhead, the dirt road takes a sharp left with impassable ruts and mud (SUV 4WD). There was adequate room to park along the dirt road. One picnic bench, one Sequoia and a babbling brook is there to greet...More

Thank traviltips
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We drove to Nelder Grove, just a few miles from Oakhurst. the walk to see the Sequoia was beautiful. It was amazing to see the size of the Sequoia. Must see!

1  Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you want an out of the way, way-way-way out in the woods to see something really cool then you need to go to Nelder Grove. It is home of several really big Giant Sequoia’s, one of which is called Bull Buck. It’s the 3rd...More

2  Thank Rick H
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This grove of giant Sequoia trees is absolutely beautiful and worth the drive. You will be away from the crowds of Yosemite and mostly by yourself. The grove is located up a very windy road off of Highway 49, south of Yosemite. The last mile...More

2  Thank italiangirlat
Reviewed 21 September 2016

As Mariposa Grove was closed the works we asked the concierge at our hotel if there was another Sequoia grove we could visit and she suggested Nelder Grove. It was amazing - took half an hour to drive from Fish Camp but well worth the...More

2  Thank SherbutFizz
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Jefden
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Response from Elton_Bear | Reviewed this property |
Well I don't recall seeing a dog, but it is a woodland walk on natural paths without any entrance restrictions to the area from the car park, so I wouldn't imagine any issue , especially if the dog is kept on a leash.
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