Last updated: April 14, 2023
Mariposa Grove Shuttle Stop 1: Mariposa Grove Arrival Area
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Shuttle service will not resume in 2023 until no earlier than late May—probably later—due to road damage.
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is the park's largest stand of giant sequoias, with about 500 mature sequoias in the grove. Park at the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza and board the free shuttle bus to get a personal glimpse of these giants.
The Mariposa Grove Shuttle provides free shuttle service between the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza, near Yosemite's South Entrance, and the Mariposa Grove from early March through late November. This is the primary way to get to the Mariposa Grove.
From approximately December to March, the Mariposa Grove Road is closed to vehicles and the shuttle no longer operates. The road, along with all trails within the Grove, remain open to hikers, snowshoers, and skiers.
Shuttle operation dates are subject to change based on conditions and may vary from year to year. The road and shuttle service may open as early as April 1 and will close on or before November 30 (depending on conditions).
Season and Hours of Operation
April 1 through May 14: 8 am to 7 pm (last bus leaves Mariposa Grove at 8 pm). Buses pick up about every 15 minutes.
May 15 through September 7: 8 am to 7 pm (last bus leaves Mariposa Grove at 8 pm). Buses pick up about every 10 minutes.
September 8 through November 7: 8 am to 5:30 pm (last bus leaves Mariposa Grove at 6:30 pm). Buses pick up about every 10 minutes.
November 8 through November 30: 8 am to 3:30 pm (last bus leaves Mariposa Grove at 5 pm). Buses pick up about every 15 minutes.
December 1 through March 30: No shuttle service available.
See website for more information.
Mariposa Grove shuttle stop 1 is located in the Mariposa Grove, at the Mariposa Grove Arrival Area.
Rules & Regulations
- Allow wheelchairs to board first
- Collapse strollers before boarding.
- No oversized or jogging strollers.
- Remove baby-back carriers when seated
- Board shuttles using the front doors ONLY, and exit through the rear doors
- Shuttle buses only stop at designated bus stops
- No pets
- No food or drink
- No smoking
Hazards & Warnings
In case of emergency, alert the shuttle driver or park staff.
Vehicles displaying a disability placard can either drive to the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza, park in a designated accessible space, then ride the shuttle, or they can drive up the Mariposa Grove Road and park at the Mariposa Grove Arrival Area or at the Grizzly Giant accessible parking area. Parking is limited.