California redwood trees, giant sequoias or “the big trees” … by whichever name you know the giant redwood trees of California, these massive living things are one world wonder you don’t want to miss on a trip to Yosemite National Park.
Two species of giant redwood trees can be found in California; Yosemite is home to the variety known as the Giant Sequoia. Measuring an average of 300-350′ tall and boasting a diameter of 20′, these behemoths can be as wide as a city street and, incredibly, as tall as the Statue of Liberty. Much like the Statue of Liberty, a visit to the redwood trees is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
When you set out to take in the Giant redwood trees of California, pack your camera and head south to the park’s Mariposa Grove. Conveniently located near Yosemite’s south entrance, Mariposa Grove is home to the Grizzly Giant sequoia, a leisurely 0.8 mile walk from the main parking lot. At the Grizzly Giant, bask in the grandeur of these stunning trees and step inside to really get a feel for the immensity of a California redwood tree.