How To Visit And Snowshoe Mariposa Grove In Winter

Situated in the southern section of Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove offers some of the best wilderness trails that stay open for hiking and snowshoeing in the winter months.  

To have a safe and enjoyable winter experience in Yosemite, it’s important to know what to expect especially when it comes to unpredictable, cold weather.

Mariposa Grove Trail Overview

In the summer when the days are longer, it’s possible to hike any of these available trails. But in the winter with the colder weather, deeper snow, and shorter days, most people hike either the Big Trees Loop or the Grizzly Giant Loop Trail.  

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Why Visit Mariposa Grove In Winter

At Mariposa Grove, you can enjoy hiking amongst some of the world’s oldest and largest trees that look especially magical in winter when the landscape is covered under a blanket of fresh snow.

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Mariposa Grove is located by Yosemite National Park’s south entrance off Highway 41. This is the most convenient route to take if you’re coming to Yosemite from Southern California cities such as Los Angeles, Fresno, Bakersfield, or anywhere south of Yosemite.

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Location & Parking

If you’re planning to visit Yosemite in winter for snow activities, be sure to check road conditions and tire chain requirements before heading out there.

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Driving To Yosemite In Winter

It always feels remarkable visiting California’s giant Sequoias that make you feel so small standing next to them. But visiting Sequoias in winter just puts the experience on a whole another level!

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Our Experience Visiting Mariposa Grove In Winter

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