Washburn Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fish Camp, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Length4.1 miElevation gain583 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeFeeNo dogs
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Yosemite National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are per vehicle or per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is per person. You can also purchase a park-specific annual pass. Yosemite is open with some services limited due to COVID-19. Reservations are required to drive into Yosemite. Some services and facilities are limited, and shuttles are not operating. See the park website for more info: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/covid19.htm During the winter months, you may have to park 2 miles from the trailhead so please prepare for the additional 4 miles roundtrip.

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jon foose
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Hiking

Absolutely stunning trail with beautiful sequoias. Not trafficked much at all during carona. We had to hike an extra four miles because the shuttles weren’t running and it ended up being about 11.5 miles.

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Jonathon Quirk
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Walking

We visited January 2, 2021 and enjoyed the trail! It was a beautiful 47 degrees but there were temperature changes throughout the whole hike. We started in the parking lot by the shuttle stop and walked to the grove. There were small inclines and declines here and there which gave the trail some character. It was very lightly trafficked this time of year. One thing to mention, the snow on the trail had melted then frozen over a bit so I almost fell/slipped a couple times. Nothing super dangerous, more surprising than anything. I recommend this trail!

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Greg Budoff
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Hiking

Thanks Pretty forest views and even better once you get into the sequoia grove but the 2 mile trail to get there is extremely icy and crowded. We did it I hiking shoes but Spikes would have made it more enjoyable.

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Amanda Reed
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Aubrie Laffin
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Jake N Kristin Pool
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Hiking

Road closed, icy trail - yak tracks very helpful!

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Allyson Adam
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Stephanie Wernette
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Hiking

Start at the bottom parking lot and continue on the Grizzly Loop trail for a great 6-ish mile hike.

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Mike Cabral
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Hiking

Excellent trail. Great for beginners.

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Holger Lüdorf
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Sylvia B
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During the winter the road is closed so to get to the main Trailhead loops you have to hike 1.9 miles first. At the beginning of the trails it is a bit icy but other than that the views were great!

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Lindsay G
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HikingGreat!

Not too much of an elevation increase. Nice easy hike from the parking lot to the shuttle drop-off spot by the Sequoias. No dogs allowed.

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Jonathan Herman
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Hiking

This was a fun hike. Not one we were eager to accomplish quickly. We were continuously stopping to gaze on the enormity of these giant Sequoia's. With it being winter and the States current Stay-at-Home order, the park is only open 8am to 5pm and has really cut down on visitors. We started hiking at 9am and didn't see any people until around 12 when some people finally caught up to us at the end of the trail at Wawona Lookout.

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Dan Delanoy
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Kelly Isaacs-White
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Hiking

Another amazing day in Yosemite!

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Dean Benjamin
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HikingGreat!

A delightful walk. No special hiking equipment needed for this family friendly forest route. When one gets to the great sequoia area, there are signs that forbid pets, although I did see some small dogs (and one cat) enjoying being carried towards the aforementioned area along the trail. The earlier you start, the fewer crowds you’ll have. We started at about 9:30am and there was light traffic, yet upon our return there were many people and the parking lot was packed. The hike took us 2 hours, including time to observe the Grizzly Sequoia. We did not go beyond that, which certainly is an option. One parting point, if you’re entering the park from the south entrance to do the trail, there was excruciating traffic entering the park as we were leaving (12pm). I’d say easily 1-2 hours of waiting. I highly recommend getting to the gate as early as possible!

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Winnie Wu
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Brian Wright
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Ajay Nair
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Redwood

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David Kvadus
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Who doesn’t luv Big Trees? It’s busy the further you go the less busy it is.

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Chris McCarty
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Jessica Mejia
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Hiking

Awesome trail, not too hard but it is long. Took 6 hours/11 miles from lower level parking to was ons point and back.

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Umar Khan
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Lisa Maguire
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David Da Costa
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Hiking

These giant sequoias awe inspiring. The shuttle is not running so we had to hike an extra 2 mi in and out, but it was amazing seeing these majestic trees. wowona point was also very nice place to have a sandwich. Was not too crowded today, most people wearing masks and very little people venturing out past the main grove. weather was fine in a tshirt going up and a sweater on the way down

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Pablo Amor
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Tarsha Cheek
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Wonderful!

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Stan Miles
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Rudy Garcia
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