Marvel at nearly two dozen mature giant sequoias in the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.
Begin at Tuolumne Grove parking lot and follow the Old Big Oak Flat Road-one of the first roads into Yosemite Valley-steeply downhill through sugar pines and white firs. The trail drops 500 feet (150 meters) in one mile. The way down can seem much easier than the uphill return to the parking lot. The trip is moderate on the uphill portion. Within the Tuolumne Grove there is an easy, half-mile, self-guiding nature trail. Parking is limited.
Winter in Tuolumne Grove
Ski or snowshoe touring in Yosemite can be a magnificent experience! The Tuolumne Grove trail descends 500 feet from the trailhead the entire way to the majestic giant sequoias. This is a popular trail both with snowshoers and hikers and is an strenuous uphill return ski.
2.5 miles (4 km) round trip;
500-foot (152 m) elevation gain on return trip. 1-2 hours.
Year-round. (Expecty snowy and/or icy conditions in winter; skies are snowshoes may be helpful.)
The Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias is located on Tioga Road just east of Crane Flat.
Rules & Regulations
Bicycles are not allowed on this trail. Pets are allowed on the paved trail through the grove, but not on the side trails in the grove.
Hazards & Warnings
There is no drinking water at the parking area or in the grove. Be sure to bring drinking water with you.
This trail is not wheelchair accessible.