Wawona Swinging Bridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 31' 10 m
Descent: -79' -24 m
High: 4,210' 1,283 m
Low: 4,131' 1,259 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A pleasant, easy trail to a popular swimming spot and uniquely see-sawing cable bridge”— Megan W
Family Friendly Short, easy trail with good access make this a low-stress outing. Kids will enjoy walking over the rushing Merced river on the skinny Swinging Bridge and swimming if conditions permit.
The highlight of this trail is the swimming. There are several chilly pools to splash about and wade in here, but as always use caution. There is also a natural rock waterslide (just upstream of the bridge) that some people scoot down if the water levels are just right. This is a great spot on a hot day to relax and cool off. Bring a picnic and enjoy! Retrace your steps back to the parking area.
The best place to look for wildflowers in the early summer is on the southern side of the river past the bridge.
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