Mariposa Grove to Wawona Lodge is a 11.6 mile out and back trail located near Fish Camp, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Take a closer look at the Wawona wilderness while escaping the crowds on this hike in Yosemite National Park. Consider taking this trail into the forest, through meadows and wildflowers. After spending your morning at the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, you may still find yourself itching to explore the area a bit further, a bit more off the beaten path. Because Mariposa Grove is such a popular spot in Wawona it is usually full of families, which can deter you from the wilderness experience you were seeking.