Road Trip Guide: Yosemite Valley To Mammoth Mountain

Take a road trip through the mountains.

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Tioga Pass just can’t seem to make up it’s mind this spring. With the short-lived plans to open up this past weekend, all you can do at this point is keep daydreaming and hoping for the best. If you want to turn those dreams into an epic road trip, start planning in Yosemite Valley and make your way to Mammoth Mountain. Both ends of this trip and everything in between provide endless options for adventure. Here are 10 of our favorites to get your wheels turning:  

1. Hike the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

Photo: Rob Witt

2. Hike to Taft Point

Photo: Joel Bear

3. Bike Yosemite Valley

Photo: Torrey Schaefer

4. Hike to Glacier Point via Four Mile Trail

Photo: Joel Bear

5. Backpack 10 Lakes Basin in Yosemite

Photo: Kyle Frost

6. Explore Tenaya Lake, Yosemite NP

Photo: Sarah Giek

7. Backpack Cathedral Lakes

Photo: Addison Klinke

8. Explore and Hike Mono Lake

Photo: Justin Ritucci

9. Take the Panorama Gondola to the Summit of Mammoth Mountain

Photo: Mammoth Mountain

10. Hike to Pika Lake

Photo: Gregg Boydston

Cover photo: Kyle Frost

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