Top Adventures in Groveland

  • Camp at Hetch Hetchy Backpacker's Campground

    This campsite is a gateway into the Yosemite wilderness. Great starting/ending point for backpacking trips or simply for camping. Self-register and pay when you arrive at the site. Picnic tables, bathrooms, food lockers, and fire pits are available. 

  • Backpack Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite National Park

    Situated in the northwest portion of Yosemite National Park, Hetch Hetchy is is a not often visited treasure of the Central Sierra Nevada. In 1913, in an extremely controversial move, work on the O’Shaughnessy Dam was started to provide water to t...

    12.6 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Backpack to Lake Vernon in Yosemite National Park

    Getting There: This hike is in the Hetch Hetchy area of Yosemite National Park. Please note that the gate actually closes here, so you must enter (and leave) the Hetch Hetchy during open hours. More information about road hours can be found here. ...

    25.6 miles 8830 ft gain

  • Hike to Wapama Falls

    Hetch Hetchy has a completely different character than other areas of Yosemite National Park, and the hike to Wapama Falls is an excellent way to explore this relatively remote section of the park. You can only imagine what this valley looked like...

    5.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Camp at Cherry Valley Campground

    Cherry Valley Campground is typically open from May - September, weather dependent. The fee is $22 for a single family site and $44 for a double family site. The campground provides vault toilets. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and ...

    4993 ft gain

  • Camp at Hodgdon Meadow Campground

    Hodgdon Campground is located off of the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120), about 45 minutes northwest of Yosemite Valley. Open all year for single sites and Spring-Fall for groups. Dog friendly (except in horse and groups sites). More info at https...

  • Hiking the Merced Grove

    Merced Grove is technically the smallest and most secluded of the three sequoia groves found in Yosemite National Park, which lends itself to be less crowded offering a peaceful solitude hike. The trailhead is located at the Merced Grove parking l...

    3 miles 600 ft gain

  • Backpack Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

    This is a rugged overnight backpack into the North country of Yosemite dropping in from Tuolumne Meadows into the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. The trail begins at an elevation just under 9,000' and drops to a low elevation of 4,500' almost 19 mil...

    46.7 miles 10610 ft gain

  • Hike the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

    The Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias is one of three sequoia groves in Yosemite National Park. This particular grove has gorgeous forest scenery and provides great solitude compared to the crowded Yosemite Valley. The trail used to be an old road ...

    2.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Camp at Crane Flat Campground

    Crane Flat Campground is located on the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) just west of Crane Flat, about 30 minutes northwest of Yosemite Valley. Sites are open July-October at $26/night. More info at https://www.nps.gov/yose/plany...

  • Swim at Rainbow Pools

    Finding rainbow pools is a little tricky, since it is off the side of a highway, but when you find it there is parking and bathrooms. There is a easy walkway to get down to the pools themselves, and trails to climb to the top to slide or jump off ...

  • Enjoy Lost Claim Campground

    Lost Claim Campground is extremely popular with visitors to Yosemite National Park, sitting just 15 miles northwest of the park boundary. Visitors to Lost Claim Campground can enjoy all that Yosemite has to offer - along with the amazing wildernes...

    3073 ft gain

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    • Groveland, California

      Dimond O

      Overview Dimond O is ideally located closest to Yosemite National Park's Big Oak Flat entrance and Hetch Hetchy. It's nestled near the banks of the scenic Middle Fork Toulumne River, where warm sum...

    • Tuolumne Grove Road

      Hodgdon Meadow

      Overview Hodgdon Meadow Campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The site is 25 miles from Yosemite Valley at an ele...

    • Groveland, California

      Crane Flat

      Overview Crane Flat Campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.The site is conveniently located 17 miles from Yosemite ...

    • Groveland, California

      Lost Claim

      Overview Lost Claim attracts families and friends with its convenient location, just 15 miles from the northwest Yosemite National Park boundary in northern California. Deemed as an ideal base cam...

    • Yosemite National Park, California

      White Wolf Lodge

      Breakfast and dinner service is available in the Dining Room.

      From $137/night

    • Yosemite Valley, California

      Camp 4

      Overview Beginning September 16, Camp 4 will return to first-come, first-served camping (the daily lottery will be closed during this period). Campers must register with a Ranger at Camp 4 to stay ...

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