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Wawona Point

Intermediate
 3.7 (7)

This worthwhile detour rewards visitors with high altitude panoramic views.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

6,804' 2,074 m

High

6,631' 2,021 m

Low

173' 53 m

Up

30' 9 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

From a junction with the Outer Loop Trail near the Galen Clark Tree, take the former roadway as it leads gently uphill. The viewpoint is at nearly 7000 foot elevation and is bounded by a pretty rock wall and set of steps. From here you can see the South Fork of the Merced River, Wawona Meadow and across the wooded valley to Wawona Dome.

Consider skiing or snowshoeing into Mariposa Grove during the off-season to avoid the crowds.

Flora & Fauna

Majestic sequoias will shade your journey.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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Megan W

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  3.7 from 7 votes

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Wawona Point offers a gorgeous overlook of your Yosemite surroundings.
Mar 31, 2017 near Oakhurst, CA
Wawona Dome from Wawona Point.
May 13, 2016 near Oakhurst, CA
Wink, wink.
May 13, 2016 near Oakhurst, CA

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Sep 17, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Aug 6, 2020
Leanna Weaver
Jun 28, 2019
Connor Sandry
fairly easy hike for a good view. 0.6mi — 15h 00m
Jun 3, 2019
Chris Sparrow
0.6mi
Nov 11, 2018
Missy M
Oct 18, 2018
Sarah S
Sep 10, 2018
Jeff Stroud
Jun 9, 2015
Jennifer Biber
Mom, dad, Kim