Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park

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.

Hiking the Congress Trail in Sequoia National Park

3 National Parks in 3 Days on the Majestic Mountain Loop

Take the Majestic Mountain Loop, an action-packed three-day itinerary to explore three of California’s favorite national parks.


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.

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.

The Bachelor and 3 Graces in Yosesmite's Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite

Mariposa is the largest of the three groves with about 500 mature sequoias.

Merced Grove of Sequoias in Yosemite

Merced Grove of Sequoias in Yosemite

Visit the smallest and quietest grove of giant sequoias in the national park.

Park Visitors near the trailhead for the Tuolumne Grove of Sequoias in Yosemite

Tuolumne Grove of Sequoias in Yosemite

To avoid the biggest crowds at the Mariposa Grove, drive northwest of Yosemite Valley to the Crane Flat area.