Hike through Mariposa Grove to Wawona Point

Rate this Adventure 6 miles 1200 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Nicole Twu

This is a great hike through a forest of awe inspiring giant sequoias to Wawona Point.

There is easy parking in the Mariposa Grove parking lot. There are a variety of trails through the grove; you can follow the NPS guide maps to see each of the iconic trees. These include tunnel trees you can walk through as well as overturned trees showing the immense root systems.

From the parking lot, it's 3 miles and 1200ft. elevation gain to the Wawona Point Vista (Elev. 6,810 feet).

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