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.


Giant Sequoia Trees in Yosemite

Giant sequoias, the largest known trees living on earth, grow only on the western side of the Sierra Nevada. Visit the Mariposa, Tuolumne, and Merced Groves. 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. Photo by Grand Ordelheide

Land of the Giants – Sequoia Groves in Yosemite

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 Sequoias 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...