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Wawona to Alder Creek Trail

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Find solitude on this wildflower laden path connecting Wawona to the Alder Creek Trail


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Point to Point

5,344' 1,629 m

High

4,042' 1,232 m

Low

1,369' 417 m

Up

67' 20 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts directly uphill from the Wawona horse stables, off Chilnualna Road. The trail start with a gentle incline before intersecting with the Alder Creek Connector coming from the east (right). Continue straight, climbing steeply now through open stands of oak and manzanita. The trail becomes more exposed and passes between encroaching mountain misery bushes with their sticky residue.

After a breather while traversing nearly level ground at 4600 feet, a considerably steeper section follows. Continue the ascent of Turner Ridge, contouring around its base on the west side. The grade mellows near the top and finally the trail ends at a small saddle and junction with the main Alder Creek Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Oak, manzanita, pine, mountain misery (bear clover).

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

Shared By:

Megan W

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Photos

Saddle above Mosquito Creek, junction with trail from Wawona
May 6, 2019 near Midpines, CA

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Oct 30, 2020
Katie Ferguson
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