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Wawona hiking map
Map of hiking trails in the Wawona area in Yosemite National Park (NP) with trail descriptions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).
Wawona Area Hiking Map Yosemite National Park National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior For your safety, always carry plenty of water and be prepared for changing conditions. To Chilnualna Falls Trailhead and The Redwoods in Yosemite Trail to Alder Creek This map should not be used for Wilderness trips. Please visit a park visitor center or wilderness center for more information. Alder Fall All overnight stays in Wilderness require a permit. Alde ree rC Chilnualna Falls k 6,200 ft / 1,890 m V i te iv dR South Fork Merce ite Big Trees Lodge Trail to Mariposa Grove (6 miles) Va ll Golf Shop Wa won a Road (Hwy. 41) ek re Ald er Cr ee k Wawona Campground Ch ilnua The Redwoods in Yosemite (cabin rentals) Trai l l Fal d oa sR Meadow Loop Trail i Dr st 6 rove osa G Marip one wa .6 km y i/9 6m Pioneer Yosemite History Center i 4.75 m ng Brid ge L i/7.6 km r oop oun dt ri p ek ve re rC l de F or e rC ld e to A To South Entrance & Mariposa Grove Swing mi / 9. 6 km o ne w ay Wawona Visitor Center at Hills Studio a Wawon Lodging Road Wawona Meadow 4,012 ft / 1,223 m W awona M eadow 6 km round 3 .5 mi/5. trip Lo o p See inset, above right Books and Souvenirs Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza Post Office No Grizzly Giant S Fo ierr re a N st a t Wawona Grocery Store io na l Gas Station Trail Store Gift Shop Post Office ito Cre ek lna qu (Summer only) Golf Course rive oop ge L Brid ey Mo s YARTS Stop Stables D est For ging win To S Wawona Visitor Center at Hill's Studio er em Grove Shuttle Stop Picnic Area Pioneer Yosemite History Center Covered Bridge To Yo s to A Parking for vehicles displaying a valid disabled placard Stable d oa ls R Wawona Dome Restroom Parking aln nu hil al aF 6,899 ft / 2,103 m ey all Key Campground Reservation Office Wawona C To Yosem Alder Creek Trailhead Grove Arrival Area rth South Entrance 41 To Fresno Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias See inset, on reverse Wawona Area Hiking Map Easy Wawona Meadow Loop 3.5 miles (5.6 km) round trip 1.5 to 2 hours Strenuous Begin at the Big Trees Lodge Walk on the paved road across the Wawona Golf Course. Once across the golf course, take a left at the sign-posted trailhead. The trail is an unpaved fire road which loops around the meadow and returns to the Wawona Road. A relaxing and scenic stroll, this trail offers views across Wawona Basin and opportunities to see wildlife and wildflowers. Horses, bikes, and leashed pets are allowed on the trail. Big Trees Loop (easy) Begin at Mariposa Grove Arrival Area 0.3 mile (0.5 km) round trip Winding through a forest with many giant sequoias, this trail features 30 to 45 minutes the Fallen Monarch and interpretive panels on the life and ecology of wheelchair accessible giant sequoias. This loop is relatively flat and is wheelchair accessible. Grizzly Giant Loop Trail 2.1 miles (3.4 km) round trip 1.5 to 2 hours 500 feet (150 m) elevation gain Yosemite National Park National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Begin at Mariposa Grove Arrival Area. Hike past notable trees such as the Bachelor and Three Graces, the Grizzly Giant, and the California Tunnel Tree. Visitors with a valid disaboled placard can drive as far as the Grizzly Giant parking and enjoy the grove via a section of trail that is wheelchair accessible. Chilnualna Falls 8.2 miles (13 km) round trip 5 to 6 hours (2,400 ft / 732 m elevation gain) Begin at Chilnualna Falls Trailhead parking area located two miles up Chilnualna Falls Road The trail leads from the parking area across the road and along Chilnualna Creek for 1/2 mile (.8 km). A series of switchbacks lead away from the creek into the open forest. The falls are comprised of five large cascades sliding through and over rock formations above the Wawona Basin—water here is fullest in spring and early summer. Carry lots of drinking water in the summer, when temperatures can be extreme. Mariposa Grove Trail to Wawona Point 7.75 miles (12.4 km) round trip 3 to 5 hours 1,200 feet (366 m) elevation gain Begin at Mariposa Grove Arrival Area This wide and relatively smooth trail follows a route that people have used to access the grove for generations. See famous sequoias such as the Bachelor and Three Graces, the Faithful Couple, and the Clothespin Tree along this somewhat strenuous route to the upper reaches of the grove. Continue to historic Wawona Point, an overlook with panoramic views. Guardians Loop Trail 6.5 miles (10.4 km) 4-6 hours 1,000 feet (300 m) Begin at Mariposa Grove Arrival Area From the tranquil upper portion of the grove, a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) loop takes hikers past many unique features such as the fallen Wawona Tunnel Tree, the Telescope Tree, and the Mariposa Grove Cabin. WAWONA POINT Mariposa Grove Area ELEV. 6,800 ft. (2,073 m) Map not to scale 0.5 ete rT ra il Pe rim 0.1 k .16 i (0 m 6 km) mi (1.4 0.91 Mariposa Tree 0.25 m i km) .72 ) i (0 .4 km 5m mi (0 0.4 0.25 (0.4 km ) 0.07 mi (0.1 km) 0 .3 m) ) 6m i (0 .58 k m Tree m 0.22 mi (0. 36 ) Telescope Tree Perim e il Tra ter (0.43 km) 7 0.2 mi k (0.8 mi m) Faithful Couple k 48 (0. mi 0.3 ) m (1.51 k m) M ar ipo m) 2m i (3 . sa Gr ove Tra i l 0.75 mi (1. 2 km ) .6 ELEV. 5,600 ft. (1,707 m) Lo B Trailhead LIMITED ACCESS: Road open ONLY to private vehicles which are displaying a valid disabled placard when the shuttle is running. s ree ig T i (0. 0.15 m 24 ) km 25 m opTrai l GROVE ARRIVAL AREA m 1.13 Fallen Monarch 0.07 mi (0.12 km) 0. 0 41 California Tunnel Tree i (0 0.5 m 4m i (1 ESSIBLE PARKING ACC TO AD RO . 8 km) .21 i (0 ) km eter46 km) Peri0m i (0. .28 m m) .03 k Bachelor & Three Graces i (0. 4 km) Tr op a il ELEV. 5,100 ft. (1,554 m) 0.2 mi (0 .32 k m) Gr i zzly Giant L o MARIPOSA GROVE WELCOME PLAZA Trail Grizzly Giant ELEV. 5,900 ft. (1,798 m) i 0.25 m k (0. 4 m) TO SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST Parking is allowed only when shuttle service is not available PICNIC AREA Wash bu TO FISH CAMP AND OAKHURST Trail ) il r Tra ete im Per e te r Tr ail .8 k ) km i (0 k . ) Guard0.15 mi (0.25 km) ian s Lo 0.35 mi op (0.5 6k m TO SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST 59 (0. (0 km 5m m) 2k (0.3 mi Clothespin 0.2 0.1 mi (0.1 6k * ELEV. 6,400 ft. (1,951 m) mi mi 0. Pe r i m Parking for vehicles displaying a valid disability placard LIMITED ACCESS: Road open ONLY to private vehicles which are displaying a valid disabled placard when the shuttle is running. Washburn Trail Mariposa Grove Cabin 0.37 0.46 74 m) Begin at Alder Creek Trailhead parking area; located .4 miles up Chilnualna Falls Road The trail leads from the parking area across the road and heads uphill north through an open pine forest with abundant manzanita growing on drier slopes. The trail provides access to Alder Fall, a little-visited, 100-foot cascade. Carry lots of drinking water in summer, when temperatures can be extreme. ALTERNATE ROUTE: Begin at Mosquito Creek along Wawona Road (hike is 6 miles round-trip to Alder Fall). 0.08 mi (0.13 km) Tra il Columbia Tree 2k Alder Creek 8 miles (18.7 km) round trip to Alder Creek. 6 hours (2,500 ft / 762 m elevation gain) 0.3 mi ( 0.48 km) 5 mi (8 km) Mariposa Grove Road SOUTH ENTRANCE STATION Strenuous Mariposa Grove 0.94 mi TO WAWONA, GLACIER POINT AND YOSEMITE VALLEY ) m TO WAWONA Parking Horses Allowed k .17 i (1 3m mi (0.4 km) 0.25 Picnic Area Secondary Trail ) ) Accessible Trail M ariposa Grove Trail km 0.7 m Restrooms (0.8 0.5 Begin at Wawona Store / Pioneer Yosemite History Center parking area / or at the end of Forest Drive The paved road, Forest Drive, leads 2 miles (3.2 km) upstream from the Pioneer Yosemite History Center to the Seventh Day Adventist 1 mile round trip from end Camp. At the camp, bear to the left onto the dirt road and continue 1/2 mile to the Swinging Bridge. Cross the bridge and bear left onto of Forest Drive the trail which becomes a dirt road and then Chilnualna Falls Road. 30 minutes This road will return to the Pioneer Yosemite History Center at the Wawona Stable. Cross the covered bridge to return to the parking area. Most of this trail is along roads. ALTERNATIVE: Drive the two miles to the end of Forest Drive and hike 1/2 mile one-way to Swinging Bridge. Grove Shuttle Stop Key Swinging Bridge Loop 4.75 miles (7.6 km) round trip 2 to 3 hours i (0.24 km) 5m 0.1 Moderate mi rn Trail* 05/2018