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Oakhurst to Mariposa Scenic Drive

EASY 14 reviews

Oakhurst to Mariposa Scenic Drive is a 26.2 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Oakhurst, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 26.2 miles Elevation Gain: 3,704 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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This is a scenic driving route, not a hiking trail.

11 months ago

Very beautiful drive with great views.

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Mon Jul 02 2018

Beautiful drive along the river!

Fri Jun 15 2018

What waterfall? This was a drive not a waterfall hike

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Sat Apr 14 2018

Hi Barbie. The photos don't accurately reflect the drive and the waterfalls are actually in Yosemite Valley. This trail is basically hwy 49 between Oakhurst and Mariposa. That said, you might want to stop along the way anyway at some of the sites and businesses. We did get hit hard recently with damage to a lot of ponderosa pines from the bark beetle infestation, however except for that there are some great views, places to stop and people to see along the way. IE:discover the history of Oakhurst at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park in Oakhurst or stop off at The Hitching Post in Ahwahnee for an absolutely HUGE hamburger and then take a stroll at the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park or stop off at The Mariposa Coffee Company near Boot Jack and ask Jerry to show you how he roasts the best coffee around and then finish up at the Mariposa County Courthouse (the oldest courthouse in use west of the Rocky Mountains) and finally the Mariposa Museum & History Center which is a great hands on place to see how California got its start. I love it up here, can you tell? Just say'n.

Thu Feb 15 2018

where is the waterfall?

scenic driving
Fri Nov 04 2016

This area brings back a lot of memories. i used to fish the river with my Dad.

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Wed Feb 04 2015

Beautiful drive and wonderful area. There was quite a bit of construction along this route though when we came through, which chewed up a lot of the road and created many LONG waits. If that's all finished up, then i'd give it 5 stars.

scenic driving
Sun Nov 10 2013

Awesome Drive

Sat Jun 22 2013

This is definitely one of the most beautiful drives you'll ever take. Don't bother going too far outside of the park because it's not nearly as interesting, but make the journey through Yosemite. Allow enough time to stop frequently because you'll want plenty of pictures of all the beauty around you.

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Fri May 10 2013

This is one of the most beautiful drives in the country.

Sat Mar 26 2016

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Sun Oct 05 2014