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Clothespin Tree to Museum

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This winding trail penetrates upper Mariposa Grove linking the iconic Clothespin Tree to the museum


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0.6

Miles

1.0

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Point to Point

6,466' 1,971 m

High

6,229' 1,899 m

Low

236' 72 m

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7%

Avg Grade (4°)

12%

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Family Friendly Yet another great trail to explore the giant sequoias in the area.

The Mariposa Grove closed on July 6, 2015, for restoration, and isn't expected to open again until the spring of 2017. See details of the Mariposa Grove Restoration here:nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/…

Description

The Clothespin Tree, appropriately named due to the shape of its trunk, got its shape from multiple natural forest fires burning its base. From the Clothespin Tree, meander uphill through the towering sequoias. Pass through small meadows with downed trees and shadier sections along the way. Soon the Nature Trail and Nature Trail Connector branch off to the left. Continue straight (to the northeast) past the toilets and water source. The trail ends in a picturesque clearing, where a small log pioneer cabin sits dwarfed by its lofty neighbors. This structure was built in 1930 from sugar pine logs harvested nearby.

Flora & Fauna

Beautiful sequoias line the trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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Megan W

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An interesting perspective with a cabin in background shows how enormous these trees really are.
Mar 31, 2017 near Oakhurst, CA
Giant Sequoia
May 17, 2016 near Oakhurst, CA
Admiring the Clothespin sequoia tree.
May 13, 2016 near Oakhurst, CA

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