Hiking Project Logo

California Tunnel Tree to Outer Loop Trail

Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

Traverse the Mariposa Grove to connect the California Tunnel tree and the Outer Loop Trail


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

5,947' 1,813 m

High

5,894' 1,797 m

Low

67' 21 m

Up

71' 22 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views

Family Friendly While stagecoaches used to pass through the tree, kids will wonder at being able to pass inside of this giant.

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

This is a convenient and generally gentle way to cross through the middle of Mariposa Grove. The roughly east-west trail can be used in either direction. It is partially shaded, traveling though stands of sequoias but it passes fewer meadows than the Grizzly Giant to Faithful Couple Trail to the north. The trail visits the California Tunnel tree at its eastern end, which is one of the highlights of the trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

Shared By:

Megan W

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 3 votes

#23476

Overall
  3.3 from 3 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
67%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
33%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#2,573

in California

#23,476

Overall
1 Views Last Month
144 Since May 13, 2016
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

The California Tunnel Tree is a favorite place for people to take photographs in the grove.
Jul 19, 2020 near Oakhurst, CA
Sequoias, Mariposa Grove.
May 13, 2016 near Oakhurst, CA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jun 26, 2020
Melissa McCormick
Feb 28, 2020
J Cham
Aug 25, 2019
Amanda Lee
Oct 16, 2018
Caro Toulousaine
Aug 31, 2018
LoRee Schrott
Aug 12, 2018
Martin P
Jul 16, 2018
Claire Metka
Jun 20, 2018
Clint Ferguson