Top Spots

Mariposa Grove to Wawona Lodge

Wawona, California

10.55 mi / 2293 ft gain

Camp at Wawona in Yosemite National Park

Mariposa County, California

Wawona to Half Dome to Yosemite Valley

Wawona, California

33.37 mi / 8986 ft gain

Buena Vista, Royal Arch, and Crescent Lakes Loop

Wawona, California

26.49 mi / 5837 ft gain

Chilnualna Falls Trail

Wawona, California

7.83 mi / 2339 ft gain

Lower Chilnualna Falls Trail

Wawona, California

0.64 mi / 289 ft gain

Backpack to Crescent Lake

Yosemite National Park, California

20 mi / 4100 ft gain

Buena Vista Lake via Chilnualna Falls Trailhead

Yosemite National Park, California

24.64 mi / 5453 ft gain

Hike to the Top of Chilnualna Falls

Yosemite National Park, California

9.2 mi / 2300 ft gain

Places to stay

Wawona, California


Fish Camp, California

Wawona Hotel

From $170 / night


Kelty Meadow


Soquel Campground

Oakhurst, California

Texas Flats

Bass Lake, California


Guides and stories

A Magical Yosemite Valley Winter Storm

Jordan Tarver

Luxury in the Heart of The Valley: The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

Liam McNally

Overcoming Fear on Yosemite's Matthes Crest

Timothy Behuniak

Yosemite Shines in Fall and Winter

Sara Sheehy

Outbound Reviewed: Spotting Climbers on El Capitan with Maven Optics C.1 Binoculars

Liam McNally

A Starbucks Opened in Yosemite Valley and the World Didn't End

Kyle Frost

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