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The Best Camping in El Portal

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Top camping spots in and near El Portal

  • Wawona, California

    Old Big Oak Flat to Yosemite Falls

    17.18 mi / 4373 ft gain
    Old Big Oak Flat to Yosemite Falls is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Camp at Crane Flat Campground

    Crane Flat Campground is located on the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) just west of Crane Flat, about 30 minutes northwest of Yosemite Valley. Sites are open July-October at $26/night. More info at https://www.nps.gov/yose/plany...
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  • Wawona, California

    Tamarack Flat to El Capitan

    16.54 mi / 3793 ft gain
    Tamarack Flat to El Capitan Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Wawona, California

    Tamarack Flat to Yosemite Valley

    16.79 mi / 3875 ft gain
    Tamarack Flat to Yosemite Valley Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Wawona, California

    Cascade Creek from Tamarack Campground Trail

    4.49 mi / 787 ft gain
    Cascade Creek from Tamarack Campground Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    The Pohono Trail from Inspiration Point

    22.26 mi / 6083 ft gain
    The Pohono Trail from Inspiration Point is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Dewey Point via Tunnel View

    5.0
    9.25 mi / 2979 ft gain
    Dewey Point lies on the western side of the Pohono Trail, across the valley from El Capitan and above Cathedral Rocks. When I was there in September, it was deserted but for a few birds drifting on the thermals above the cliffs. The sunset was stunning. It felt like there was nothing between me a...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    West Valley Loop Trail

    6.57 mi / 925 ft gain
    West Valley Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Groveland, California

    Camp at Hodgdon Meadow Campground

    4.0
    Hodgdon Campground is located off of the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120), about 45 minutes northwest of Yosemite Valley. Open all year for single sites and Spring-Fall for groups. Dog friendly (except in horse and groups sites). More info at https://www.nps.gov/yose/plany...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Hike to Alder Creek Falls

    10 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The trail leads from the parking area across the Mosquito Creek road and heads uphill north through an open pine forest with manzanita growing on dry slopes. The trail provides access to Alder Creek Falls a hidden gem within Yosemite's Wawona wilderness. I did the trail towards the end of Februar...
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  • YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    Dewey Point via McGurk Meadow Trailhead

    5.0
    7.51 mi / 300 ft gain
    Before you start, be sure to visit the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and grab an overnight permit. More info on this at nps.gov. This trail meanders through beautiful, dense meadows full of wildlife - watch for bears! When you're not hiking among the wildflowers and babbling brooks, you're enc...
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  • Wawona, California

    Buena Vista Crest Trail to Royal Arch Lake

    30.03 mi / 3606 ft gain
    Buena Vista Crest Trail to Royal Arch Lake is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa, California

    Briceburg/ Bull Creek Road Trail

    9.56 mi / 364 ft gain
    Briceburg/ Bull Creek Road Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Midpines, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Camp at Wawona in Yosemite National Park

    Wawona offers over 90 campsites in 3 loops, including 1 group site, 2 horse sites, and RV/ camper access.Every loop has at least 1 bathroom with flush toilets, but keep in mind that there are no showers at this campground.Pets are allowed, but must be kept on leash at all times.Each campground co...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Camp at Glacier Point

    4.7
    9.17 mi / 3491 ft gain
    Everyone that knows Yosemite, knows Glacier Point. An overlook that attracts thousands of people per day that drive up via Glacier Point Road is rarely vacant of the hustle and bustle of people. However, there is a loop hole here, and when the stars align you can have Glacier Point ALL to yoursel...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Camp at Camp 4, Yosemite NP

    4.5
    Camp 4 is located in Yosemite Valley near Yosemite Valley Lodge. It's a popular spot for climbers as there is bouldering within the site. It's also located close to the Upper Yosemite Falls trail. Pets are not allowed. First come, first serve, $6/night. More info at https://www.nps.gov/yose/plany...
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