Wawona Meadow Loop Trail

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Wawona Meadow Loop Trail is a 3.6 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
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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 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.

1 month ago

My wife and I enjoyed this trail, not difficult, perfect for kids ... don’t forget bug spray

7 months ago

The best secret in the park shhhh

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

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

trail running
Thursday, July 06, 2017

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.

walking
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Easy trail. Pretty scenery, but nothing spectacular. Lots of horses, manure, and mosquitoes. There are better choices in Yosemite.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Enjoyable

hiking
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Great for a flat walk or a very casual bike ride. Too early or too late, and you'll likely see a bear coming down the hill for dinner.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

great easy loop to do if you have a dog. there was no one else on the trail so we let him off leash and run through the meadows. check out toulumne grove also if you have a dog.

hiking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Easy trail lots to see and take pictures

hiking
Sunday, June 16, 2013

In all fairness we didn't do the entire loop, but I wouldn't waste much time here. There are much more beautiful hikes in Yosemite. THis one even borders a golf course. If your time is limited, keep driving.

hiking
Friday, November 16, 2012

Easy going with lots of nature!

hiking
Friday, November 16, 2012

One of my favorites in Wawona! Beautiful any time of year, and is an easy walk.

trail running
Sunday, February 20, 2011

This is a great training trail run or just a nice, scenic walk. On one of the runs with my partner, we had a baby bear run across the trail in front of us and up a tree....we kept going, because we knew momma wasn't too far away. We also encountered a rattle snake, slithering by. It can be a bit of a challenge to run the whole loop in the dead of summer, but definitely doable.

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recorded A pleasant morning walk

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Monday, July 10, 2017

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