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"Shadow of The Giants" Trail Early Morning

Very shortly before the parking area and trailhead, the dirt road takes a sharp left with impassable ruts and mud (SUV 4WD). There was adequate room to park along the dirt road... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Niagara Falls, New York
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San Ramon
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is not on the two options of Sequoias (Shadow of Giants or "Other" set of trails). It's to share my snafu in not seeing the sign for the "Other" set of trails (Big Ed Tree, Chimney ... etc.). So learn from my mistake, basically. The sign for the Shadow of the Giants is clear to see at a... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very shortly before the parking area and trailhead, the dirt road takes a sharp left with impassable ruts and mud (SUV 4WD). There was adequate room to park along the dirt road. One picnic bench, one Sequoia and a babbling brook is there to greet you. Soon after, we met one more hiker. We began at 11:20 on a Sunday... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We drove to Nelder Grove, just a few miles from Oakhurst. the walk to see the Sequoia was beautiful. It was amazing to see the size of the Sequoia. Must see!

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1 Thank Jackie T
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you want an out of the way, way-way-way out in the woods to see something really cool then you need to go to Nelder Grove. It is home of several really big Giant Sequoia’s, one of which is called Bull Buck. It’s the 3rd oldest living thing currently on earth (or so I was told). Over 2700 years old.... More 

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Sonoma County CA
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This grove of giant Sequoia trees is absolutely beautiful and worth the drive. You will be away from the crowds of Yosemite and mostly by yourself. The grove is located up a very windy road off of Highway 49, south of Yosemite. The last mile or two are down a dirt road - if your car doesn't have 4 wheel... More 

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Nottingham
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94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

As Mariposa Grove was closed the works we asked the concierge at our hotel if there was another Sequoia grove we could visit and she suggested Nelder Grove. It was amazing - took half an hour to drive from Fish Camp but well worth the trip. There was only one other car parked in the tiny car park and we... More 

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2 Thank SherbutFizz
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

A great short hike to see many beautiful big trees! My three year old was able to hike on his own, which was his first time. One mile loop. All shaded. Hidden gem!

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

small grove of sequoias. so beautiful! As the world changed and fought, they quietly grew in this forest. Very winding road to this grove. Not many signs and easy to miss the turn off because no sign. Last 2 miles of drive into the grove is dusty very narrow gravel road.

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Not far from Tenaya Lodge, the giant sequoias and variety of foliage are spectacular. Lots of walking required and a four wheel drive vehicle is necessary of you want to use all of the trails, otherwise, you can park and walk to the remotest trail heads.

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1 Thank Robert S
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Wanted see sequoia since Mariposa Grove closed. BULL Buck tree was worth the short hike. Beware of yellow jacket nest near railing at Bull Buck tree.

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