Enjoy the peace and quiet of this smaller, but no less remarkable, stand of big trees.
Distance: 2.4 miles / 4 km round-trip, 1-2 hours, 490 ft / 149 m elevation loss
Elevation: 6,200 feet / 1,860 m (at trailhead)
Get started: Drive along the Big Oak Flat Road to the Tioga Road junction at Crane Flat, then drive 0.5 miles up the Tioga Road to a large parking area on your left. Enjoy an easy downhill stroll to the Tuolumne Grove where you will pass through the Tunnel Tree, a giant hulk of a tree with a tunnel carved into it. In the heart of the grove is a picnic area and a self-guided nature trail that will add about 0.5 miles to your hike.