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.
Take the Majestic Mountain Loop, an action-packed three-day itinerary to explore three of California’s favorite national parks.
Although Yosemite's giant sequoias are impressive, nothing compares to where the world's largest known living tree still grow inside Sequoia National Park.
Called The President, the world's second-largest known tree in neighboring Sequoia National Park gets a winter video shoot.
Mariposa is the largest of the three groves with about 500 mature sequoias.
Visit the smallest and quietest grove of giant sequoias in the national park.
To avoid the biggest crowds at the Mariposa Grove, drive northwest of Yosemite Valley to the Crane Flat area.