This easy 4-mile round trip trail offers mixed-conifer forest, sequoias, and Sierra Nevada scenery. Park in Dorst Campground and look for the Muir Grove trailhead. In the summer, take the free Purple Route 3 shuttle from Lodgepole Visitor Center and Campground or the Wuksachi Lodge and Restaurant to the Dorst Campground stop. After a short distance, look for a trail junction. Turn left to go to Muir Grove.
At the halfway point, a granite dome at the trail’s edge offers views of Big Baldy and Chimney Rocks. Muir Grove also becomes visible. Look for the characteristic rounded tops of giant sequoias. The maintained trail ends among the giant sequoias in Muir Grove, named for celebrated naturalist John Muir. In mid-summer, lupines bloom here, contrasting their bright blue against the cinnamon-red sequoia bark.