One Of America’s Most Iconic Natural Sites Is Finally Reopening To The Public

After three long years of restoration and much-needed TLC, one of Yosemite National Park’s most beloved attractions is finally reopening to the public.

The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias had its grand reopening on Friday, June 14. The grove is famed for being the largest community of mature trees in the park and is a top photo destination for visitors.

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The renovation added a boardwalk to keep visitors from trampling the delicate roots of the trees and allow disabled guests to access the site, as well as an improved welcome plaza and revamped signage. Hikers can also look forward to several new trails around the grove.

Giant sequoias can live up to 3,000 years, so lets hope these new improvements will allow us to keep enjoying these natural gems for decades to come.