The Best Hiking in Mariposa County

Looking for the best hiking in Mariposa County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mariposa County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Mariposa County

  • Mariposa County, California

    Pohnono Trail to Sentinel Dome Trail Loop

    3.93 mi / 781 ft gain
    Pohnono Trail to Sentinel Dome Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Hike to Sentinel Dome

    5.0
    2.2 mi / 400 ft gain
    One of the most popular places in Yosemite for sunset is Glacier Point, but by walking one mile from the trailhead, the crowds quickly dissipate. Sentinel Dome is great for all ages since the trail is short and not too steep. Park at the Sentinel Dome trailhead, about 3 miles from the end of Glac...
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  • YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    Hike to Taft Point

    4.9
    2.35 mi / 200 ft gain
    Taft Point is such an amazing and different view of the Yosemite Valley. If you're lucky and you time it right, you'll also experience complete solitude. While driving Glacier Point Road, just a few minutes before arriving at Glacier Point, you'll see a parking lot for the Taft Point Trailhead. ...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Sentinel Dome and Taft Point Loop

    5.17 mi / 1076 ft gain
    Sentinel Dome and Taft Point Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Yosemite Village, California

    Witness Yosemite's Firefall

    5.0
    0.1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Over 5 million visitors flock to Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada Mountain Range every year to take in the geological splendor. While most visitors get to see the park's waterfalls, very few ever get to witness the Firefall. For two weeks between mid-late February, a small wat...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Glacier Point via Four Mile Trail

    5.0
    9.59 mi / 3200 ft gain
    Glacier Point is one of the highlights of Yosemite. The point is located at the end of Glacier Point Road. This viewpoint allows you to survey the entire Yosemite Valley and gives the viewer a captivating sight of Half Dome. It's a little bit of a tourist trap (especially during the summer season...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Camp at Glacier Point

    4.7
    9.4 mi / 3200 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

    Hike to Union Point via Four Mile Trail

    6 mi / 2332 ft gain
    Four Mile Trail is steep, but hikers efforts are more than rewarded. Union Point sits above Yosemite Valley at 6,332 feet - offering sweeping views of El Capitan and the valley entrance to the left, and North Dome / Half Dome & Clouds Rest to the right. You can also see Yosemite Falls straigh...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Four Mile Trail to Panorama Trail Loop

    16.03 mi / 5177 ft gain
    Four Mile Trail to Panorama Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Glacier Point to Union Point

    3.75 mi / 1056 ft gain
    Glacier Point to Union Point is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Panorama Trail to Little Yosemite Valley

    21.64 mi / 3773 ft gain
    Panorama Trail to Little Yosemite Valley is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Glacier Point to Half Dome

    20.22 mi / 5738 ft gain
    Glacier Point to Half Dome is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Vernal and Nevada Falls via the Panorama Trail

    9.43 mi / 1122 ft gain
    Vernal and Nevada Falls via the Panorama Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    Hike to Illilouette Falls in Yosemite National Park

    4.5
    5.07 mi / 1400 ft gain
    The hike begins at Glacier Point. Find the marker for the Panorama Trail just beyond the viewing steps (to the right, if you’re looking at Half Dome). The first section of the hike will be lined with open views of Half Dome, Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls. It will be hard not to stop to listen ...
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  • YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    Backpack to Clouds Rest from Glacier Point

    4.0
    24 mi / 6000 ft gain
    Start from Glacier Point around 7,200 feet leaving on the Panoramic Trail. Head down 2 miles to Illilouette Falls (5,800 feet). Once you cross the bridge at Illilouette Falls you go up Panorama Point and head back down to Nevada Falls (5,971 feet). Once you reach Nevada Falls fill up on as much w...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Illilouette Falls Trail

    5.05 mi / 1375 ft gain
    Illilouette Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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