Best trails in Fish Camp, California

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Looking for a great trail near Fish Camp, California? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Yosemite National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Big Table Mountain Ecological Reserve or Horseshoe Bend San Joaquin River Gorge. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Fish Camp ranging from 1.8 to 18.3 miles and from 4,002 to 10,528 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Fish Camp, California
Top trails (13)
#1 - Vernal and Nevada Falls via the Mist Trail
Yosemite National Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 54 m
SEASONAL CLOSURE: During the winter months, portions of the John Muir Trail in Yosemite are closed. Visitors can still visit the falls, but you must return on the stairs, instead of returning on the John Muir Trail. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/vernalnevadawinter.htm Hike to two breathtaking waterfalls along some of Yosemite Valley's most popular hiking trails. If you only have time for one hike while in Yosemite look no further - the Mist Trail is the hike for you. It is no wonder why this trail is one of the most traveled in Yosemite National Park. You will hike so close to these two massive waterfalls that you may get wet from the trail. The best time to hike this trail is in Spring or early Summer, while the snow runoff is high and the falls are full of water. The Mist Trail starts at Happy Isles Trailhead (YARTS Happy Isles shuttle stop #16, and within walking distance of Curry Village and the parking lot). The park recommends starting early to avoid the larger crowds. After a brief stroll along the river, you climb a pretty steep initial accent over stone steps until you reach the footbridge, which offers the first glimpse of Vernal Falls in the distance. You will also find a water fountain and restrooms. You will then continue up to Vernal Falls, past Emerald Pool, and alongside Nevada Falls until you reach the high-point of this hike. You can choose to take the alternate route down along the John Muir Trail to see great views of Nevada Falls and Liberty Cap in the distance before meeting back up with the Mist Trail near the footbridge. This route back is slightly longer, but offers a change of scenery and is easier on the knees. Before hopping back on the YARTS shuttle, treat yourself to some ice cream or a refreshing drink at the small stand, or head over to Curry Village for a larger variety of choices.Show more
#2 - Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Trail
Yosemite National Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURE: Roads leading to this trailhead are subject to seasonal closure. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm No trip to Wawona is complete without spending a day exploring the giant sequoias of Mariposa Grove, some of the oldest sequoias in the world. This protected grove of trees is home to over 300 giant sequoias, some almost 2,000 years old! This walking tour will start at the base and take you all over the grove showing you the most popular trees in the area while giving you a lesson on the history of the area, made famous by Galen Clark, as well as sharing some facts about the life cycle of sequoia trees. Various trails criss-cross the Mariposa Grove. To reach the Grizzly Giant or Wawona Point, follow the trail that begins at the far end of the parking area. Hike beyond the Grizzly Giant and California Tunnel Tree toward the Galen Clark Tree to reach the Upper Grove and Wawona vista point. On your hike back take an alternate route to see the Clothespin tree and the faithful couple. Since the restoration and re-opening of the grove in the summer of 2018 there is no longer a tram into the area. You must park at the Mariposa Grove parking lot just north of the Fish Camp entrance and take a 5 minute shuttle to the trailheads. The Fallen Monarch, the Bachelor and Three Graces, the Grizzly Giant, and the California Tunnel Tree are found on the lower grove 2.2 mile loop. The Faithful Couple, the Clothespin Tree, the Columbia Tree, the Telescope Tree, the Fallen Wawona Tunnel Tree, and the Galen Clark Tree are on the upper grove loop. Even further along the trail, you will come to Wawona Point.Show more
#3 - Grizzly Giant Loop Trail
Yosemite National Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#4 - Four Mile Trail to Panorama Trail to Mist Trail
Fish Camp, California
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 7 h 24 m
As of September 2020, the lower part of the Mist Trail closes intermittently and hikers may need to detour through the John Muir Trail.Show more
#5 - Washburn Trail
Yosemite National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
During the winter months, you may have to park 2 miles from the trailhead so please prepare for the additional 4 miles roundtrip.Show more
#6 - Mariposa Cabin Trail
Yosemite National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURE: Road leading to this trailhead is subject to seasonal closure. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.Show more
#7 - Chimney Trail and Bull Buck Loop
Nelder Grove Sierra National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 54 m
Users have reported that the road leading to the trailhead may require a vehicle with 4WD. When the campground gate is closed you may have to park below the gate entrance away from the main road and add a little to your hike.Show more
#8 - Mariposa Grove to Wawona Lodge
Yosemite National Park
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 5 h 58 m
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. Show more
#9 - Chinquapin Trail
Yosemite National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
#10 - Iron Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
Sierra National Forest
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
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