This 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 summer, take the free Purple Route 3 shuttle from Lodgepole Visitor Center and Campground or Wuksachi Lodge to the Dorst Campground stop. Continue to Group Camp Area A-E where you'll find for the trailhead near group site B. Turn left at the only trail junction 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 in the distance. 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.