As if super-sized waterfalls and granite rock formations weren’t enough to make you feel as small as a bug, Yosemite and its nearby national parks also protect giant sequoias, the biggest trees on Earth.

El Capitan from the Merced River

California Has 2 out of 7 Natural Wonders of North America

Yosemite, with its stunning features and incredible wildlife, earned a spot on the list. Judges say the park earned its top seven ranking because of its distinctive monoliths El Capitan and Half Dome. Yosemite also features North America’s tallest waterfall at 2,425 feet. Read More...


Giant Sequoias Beyond Yosemite

Although Yosemite’s giant sequoias are impressive, nothing compares to where the world’s largest known living tree still grow inside Sequoia National Park. Read More...


Giant Sequoias in Yosemite

In Yosemite National Park, you can get acquainted with giant sequoias in Mariposa Grove, outside Wawona in the southern area of the park, as well as at two smaller and less crowded groves near Crane Flat. Read More...

Giant Sequoias. Photo by Grand Ordelheide

Land of the Giants

Yosemite is home to around 550 mature giant sequoias thousands of years old. Learn where to see these magnificent beasts and watch a video about their history. Read More...

Sequoia Winter Video Shoot by National Geographic on YouTube

Magical Video of Giant Sequoia in Snow

Called The President, the world’s second-largest known tree in neighboring Sequoia National Park gets a winter video shoot. Read More...

Helicopter drawing water from the Merced River. Photo YouTube

Protecting Yosemite’s Sequoia’s from Fire

As the El Portal Fire grows within 10 miles of the Merced Sequoia Grove, firefighters protect the area with water from the Merced River. Read More...


Walk Among Giant Sequoias

Start by taking the whole family on a joyful nature walk through the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias. Read More...

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