A secluded trail providing an up close look at the large trees, North Grove Loop Trail is an enjoyable walk past creeks, meadows, and forests.
To locate the trail, visitors should take the Big Stump Entrance and travel north 3.5 miles past Grant Grove Village. The road to General Grant Tree goes left from there and travels about one mile to the General Grant Tree parking lot. The trailhead is located at the parking lot. After a short walk down a dirt trail, the North Grove Loop Trail follows an old wagon trail.
The loop measures about 1.5 miles and takes about one hour to hike. Hikers will see various notable Sequoia trees, including The Three Graces, The Pioneer Cabin Tree, The Abraham Lincoln Tree, The Sacrificial Tree, and the Siamese Twins. Visitors can also view the Big Stump, where Augustus T. Dowd chased a wounded grizzly bear into an unknown forest only to discover the giant trees of the forest.
The entrance to the national park lies about 45 miles east of Fresno California via Highway 180. There are various tourist attractions in or near the national park, including Boyden Cavern, Ash Mountain National Park, Natural Bridge, Giant Forest Museum, Grant Grove Village, and various campgrounds.