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The hikes we have listed are favorites of our staff and are enjoyed for their beauty, ease and close proximity to the Inn. For more hikes in the Yosemite area, you may click here.
Outside the park
Lewis Creek - 4.3 miles south of the Inn
Lewis Creek is a local favorite with easy access and a beautiful, easy trail that runs alongside a lovely creek. Dog friendly
Shadow of the Giants
A beautiful, easy 1 mile interpretive trail among Giant Sequoias with abundant azaleas when in bloom. Off the beaten track, you will feel as if you have the Grove to yourself. It is located about 30 minutes from the Inn. Dog friendly.
Way of the Mono - Bass Lake
Visitors curious about the first people to inhabit the area will want to visit this interpretive trail. This self-guided loop trail is about one half mile long, offering a spectacular vista point to view the lake and mountains. Signs along the trail describe who the Mono people were and how they lived. Dog friendly
Lower Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
This 2.2 mile trail is located just inside the southern entrance to the park. It involves some elevation gain, but is well worth the effort. During summer months, a popular option is to take the tram (fee) to the top and walk back down to the parking area.
Wawona Meadow Loop
You can park at the Wawona Hotel and walk this mostly flat 3.5 miles trail that circles the golf course.. It is one of the few trails where dogs and bicycles are allowed and is a popular trail for runners.
Wawona Swinging Bridge
You may park at the Wawona store and walk this mostly level trail that runs alongside the Merced River. Follow Forest Drive, the paved road, 2 miles upstream to the Seventh Day Adventist camp. At the camp, bear left and continue a half mile to the swinging bridge. You can cross the bridge and bear left onto the trail that then becomes a paved road, Chilnualna Falls Road. This road takes you through a residential area and will then will then take you back to the Pioneer History Center and the Wawona Store. Total length is 4.8 miles We recommend you cross the bridge for the views of the river and then back track along the river the way that you came for a more scenic walk of about the same distance.
There are several excellent tour companies that will pick you up at the Inn and spend the day with you, showing you and telling you about many of the wonderful things Yosemite has to offer. They will return you back to the Inn in time for dinner. Both private and group tours are available and the staff of the Narrow Gauge Inn will be happy to make reservations for you. Advance reservations are highly recommended for tours as they are very popular and sell out quickly.
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