Located in the Sierra National Forest, McKinley Grove is a secluded and uncrowded Giant Sequoia grove near Shaver Lake, California. While California’s Coastal Redwoods are the world’s tallest trees, Giant Sequoias are the world’s largest, with trees averaging 15 feet in diameter and 250 feet tall.
The Giant Sequoia tree is currently only found in 75 isolated groves on the Western slope of the Sierra Nevada, within a 260-mile range. Giant Sequoias are among the world’s oldest living things, with the largest on record measuring over 300 feet tall and 56 feet in diameter, and the oldest tree at 3,500 years old!
Enjoy a picnic among these magnificent ancient trees, stroll through the grove on the paved nature trail, take some amazing photographs, or simply relax in this cool, shady grove.