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.
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.
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.