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California Tunnel Tree to Outer Loop Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 67' 21 m
Descent: -71' -22 m
High: 5,947' 1,813 m
Low: 5,894' 1,797 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

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

Megan W

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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.

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Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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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
Dec 19, 2015
Bethany Irvin

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Sequoias, Mariposa Grove.
May 13, 2016 near Oakhurst, CA

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