The Grizzly Giant is a giant sequoia in Mariposa Grove, located in Yosemite National Park. The tree has been measured many times, most recently in 1990 by Wendell Flint. It has a volume of 34,005 cubic feet (962.9 m3), which makes it the 25th largest giant sequoia living today.
The Mariposa Grove was first visited by non-natives in 1857 when Galen Clark and Milton Mann found it. They named the grove after Mariposa County, California, in which the grove is located. Nearby trees include the California tree, which has a hole cut through it. Mariposa Grove is the largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park, with several hundred mature examples of the tree. Two of its trees (the Washington tree and the Grizzly Giant) are among the largest giant sequoias in the world.
The Mariposa Grove's Washington tree is not to be confused with the more famous Washington tree in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park, which partially collapsed in January 2005.
|Height above base||63.7||209.0|
|Circumference at ground||29.5||96.5|
|Diameter 1.5 m above base||7.8||25.5|
|Estimated bole volume (m³.ft³)||963.0||34,005.0|
- Geology of U.S. Parklands: Fifth Edition, Eugene P. Kiver and David V. Harris (John Wiley & Sons; New York; 1999; page 227) ISBN 0-471-33218-6
- Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove: A Preliminary Report, 1865
- An article about the grove from the National Geographic Society
- Record from the 38th Congress including the 1864 Act granting the grove to California
- Record from the 59th Congress returning the grove to federal control