Yosemite, CA – Getting to see some of the giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park may require a bit of a hike even before you hit the grove. The Park will temporarily close the parking lot to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias to make repairs and improvements. The work is part of the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead and Parking Area project.
“These enhancements are long overdue,” stated Superintendent Don Neubacher. “The entrance to the Grove should set the stage for an incredible walk among giant sequoias. This project will create a sense of arrival for visitors; will provide improved restrooms, new interpretive signs, additional parking, improved traffic flow and an enhanced picnic area.”
Starting September 8, and through the rest of the month, the lot will be closed at 6:00 a.m. on Mondays and re-open at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays with no weekend work. Then on October 1, the parking lot will close, with no access, until it reopens December 31. The Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias will remain open. There will be limited parking available at the Crane Flat Gas Station and other road turnouts. The entire project is expected to be completed in May 2015.