Day Hikes to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
The Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias – Tuolumne Grove is a sequoia grove located near Crane Flat in Yosemite National Park, it’s about 16 miles (26 km) west of Yosemite Village on Tioga Pass Road. The grove contains many conifers, including a few Sequoiadendron giganteum as well as fir trees, cypress, cedar, dogwoods, and oak trees. While smaller than the Mariposa Grove; the Tuolumne Grove is less visited and provides a more secluded experience. However, when the other groves are closed, this can be very crowded, so go early!
Hiking to the Tuolumne Grove: Looking for a nice, tranquil, easy hike to see some mind-blowing trees? The entire hike to this grove is downhill but harder on the way up, still doable even for beginners. It takes about 75 to 120 minutes complete this 2.5 miles (4 km) round trip. The grove features a Dead Tunnel Tree which can be walked through, a fallen sequoia and other many giant and old sequoias still standing in the grove.
Tuolumne Grove Hiking Trail Map:
Distance: 2.5 miles (4 km) round trip
Elevation: 6,200ft – 500-foot (152-m) elevation gain on the return trip
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Time: 1-2 hours
Begin at: Tuolumne Grove parking lot at Crane Flat on Tioga Road.