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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Snowshoeing in Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Yosemite's Mariposa Grove Welcoming Center Dressed in Winter
Group of snowshoers in front of the Grizzly Giant in Yosemite National Park's Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Snowshoeing in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias with the Yosemite Conservancy
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Address: Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, CA 93623
Website: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/m...

Located near the South Entrance of Yosemite, the Mariposa Grove is the largest of three Giant Sequoia groves in the park and is home to over 500 mature giant sequoia trees. During much of the year a free shuttle is required for use between the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza and the Mariposa Grove. There are a variety of trails from easy to strenuous within the grove, as well as some accessible trails.

Wintertime in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias:
The Mariposa Grove Road closes to vehicles at the end of November and typically reopens no earlier than mid-March (this is a routine winter closure). The two-mile road from South Entrance to Mariposa Grove will remain open to hikers, cross country skiers, and snowshoeing. The Washburn Trail, which roughly parallels the Mariposa Grove Road, provides access year-round to the Arrival Area. 

Please Note:  Mid-January 2021 there was a Mono Wind event in Yosemite and the surrounding area. Strong winds knocked down 15 of the Giant Sequoias in the Grove and damaged some facilities and trails. Many repairs have been completed as of early June 2022, but more work is in progress and hikers may still encounter some downed trees.

  • The shuttle bus providing transportation between Welcoming Plaza and the Arrival Area is now operating.
  • The Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza (near South Entrance) has flush toilets and drinking water. The restroom in Mariposa Grove Arrival Area (heavily damaged during the wind event) has now re-opened. 
  • The main trail to the Grizzly Giant was closed due to storm damage, but has now reopened.. 

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