Dog-friendly Nelder Grove

Nelder Grove

Oakhurst, California 93644
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Local Phone: (559) 297-0706

The Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias is a 1540 acre tract in the Sierra National Forest containing 106 mature giant sequoias intermingled in a forest of second growth pine, fir and incense cedar.

Located in the center of the sequoia range, south of Yosemite National Park, the grove has been managed as a historical site, preserving the uniqueness and historical significance of the giant sequoias.

There is a one mile long, self-guiding interpretive walk along The Shadow of the Giants National Recreation Trail, located in the southwest corner of the grove.

The Graveyard of the Giants, a small grove of large sequoias killed by a wildfire can be seen after a three-mile hike along a trail from the campground. On a nearby ridge is a group of sequoias known as "Granddad and the Kids." Beneath an isolated, mature sequoia with one huge branch outstretched like a protective arm, stands several young sequoias.

• Dogs are welcome on leash. Please pick up after your dog.

• Toilets are located at the beginning of the trail. 

SeaBass loves the Sequoias! Photo Credit: Megan Reehill Watson
SeaBass loves the Sequoias! Photo Credit: Megan Reehill Watson
We’re all familiar with giant sequoias, those massive, awe-inspiring sentinels of the forest found only on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. The most famous groves (Mariposa and Grant) are in Yosemite and Sequoia national parks, respectively—and unfortunately, dogs are not welcome on the trails leading through them. But hark! We’ve sniffed out some alternative stands of High Sierra sequoias where DogTrekkers can wander and wonder at will with a four-legged friend at their side. more »
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