Wawona Meadow Loop Trail

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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1-1.5h
Distance
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5.8 km
Elevation
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75 m
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The Wawona Meadow Loop Trail is a lovely nature walk through lush meadowlands and enchanting forests. Compared to other hikes in Yosemite, this trek is easy-going, level, and accessible year-round. Stretch your legs and let the fresh air fill your lungs.

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Route Description for Wawona Meadow Loop Trail

If you are seeking a relaxing adventure in Yosemite, then Wawona Meadow Loop Trail is ideal. Immerse yourself in the lush wilderness and let the sights of the surrounding Sierra Nevada peaks humble you as you make your way around the circuit. Enjoy a different perspective of the route in the winter months with a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis! This epic adventure is sure to impress all its hikers, adults, and children alike. Note: Yosemite National Park charges an entrance fee; refer to the NPS website for more information.

Embark on your journey along the Wawona Meadow Loop Trail from the trailhead on the south side of Wawona Road. Here, you will have to walk along the Chowchilla Mountain Road and through the golf course, before diverting southeast along the Wawona Meadow Loop Trail. Now wandering through conifers, you will be granted sporadic views of the picture-perfect meadow below that has an abundance of vibrant wildflowers. Continue hiking through the enchanting woodlands before curving north. Here, you will be granted expansive views of the meadow below, the golf course, and Wawona Lodge.

Follow the Wawona Meadow Loop Trail northwest, eventually crossing over Wawona Road and over towards the lodge. Explore the grounds and, when you are ready, head back to your car to end your scenic adventure.

Getting to the Wawona Meadow Loop Trail Trailhead

The Wawona Meadow Loop Trail is accessed via the trailhead off Wawona Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Wawona Meadow Loop TrailYear-round

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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