Wawona Meadow Loop Trail

EASY 36 reviews
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Wawona Meadow Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mariposa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Take a relaxing stroll around a beautiful meadow with this easy 3.5-mile loop. If you are looking for an easy afternoon walk to explore Wawona consider the Wawona Meadow Loop. Located conveniently next to the Wawona Hotel, the trailhead is just across Highway 41. Compared to most other hikes in Yosemite, this is about as easy as they come: it's a 3.5-mile level stroll around the meadow, and most of it us under tree cover which makes it a perfect hike for the afternoon when the sun is out and temperatures are at their hottest. If you are looking for some wildlife, consider going during the "golden hours" of the day, around dawn or dusk, when you may spot some deer grazing in the grass. While you won't break much of a sweat on this hike, it's a perfect way to end a day visiting Mariposa Grove, or to build up your appetite for dinner at the Wawona Hotel restaurant.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Watch for lots horse poop- close toed shoes are a good idea. Also, bring bug spray.

hiking
1 month ago

Expect a lot of horse dung. There are a couple nice views of the meadow, that's pretty much it.

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trail running
1 month ago

Hubby and I were looking for a spot to do our run and enjoy our detour through Yosemite. This trail was ideal. We parked at the lodge and took off across the road and cut thru the gold course. We found the trail and enjoyed a picturesque run. the road was a mixture of pavement, sand, rock, and dirt. slight inclines but nothing strenuous. It was 3.6 miles and we were thru it in 45 minutes. The trail would be perfect for our children to join in next time.

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walking
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walking
3 months ago

Muddy and a small stream cutting off part of trail. Easy to cross.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016