In a Partnership with The Yosemite Conservancy, Yosemite Ranger Walks will offer a fun way to learn about a variety of topics, including the Park’s geology, early people, wildflowers and trees, astronomy and bird watching. (And don’t forget to ask about the history of the Park Rangers’ famous hat!) These exciting Yosemite walks are offered in all areas of the Park depending on the season and access.
The Evening Ranger Program (1 hour)
Every Tuesday June 13th through August 29th at 6:30 p.m.
The Park Ranger Nature Walk (2 hours)
Every Saturday June 17th through September 2nd at 9 a.m.
Meet the Ranger at The Redwoods Weddings and Event Center * 8038 Chilnualna Falls Road
Not enough? You can enjoy Historic Wawona on your own too.
The Wawona Museum and History Center, horseback riding stables, wagon train rides, incredible hikes to Chilnualna Falls (the second highest vertical fall in Yosemite) the historic swinging bridge and the famous Wawona Meadow Loop! All of our homes are situated on or near the banks of the Wild and Scenic Merced River for hours of swimming and fishing! Golf at the nearby Wawona Golf Course, relax at a nearby full service luxury spa or ride an historic steam train! We have many pet friendly cabins! Our Wedding Garden and Event Center (new in 2014) are perfect for a wedding, family reunion or group retreat.
Your sample itinerary could include:
A two night minimum stay (3 nights during peak season) is required: Day One – Get to know Wawona! Our Front Desk staff will be happy to assist you with planning your day! Day Two – pack a picnic lunch and hike the amazing Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (Currently closed for restoration and is expected to reopen in Fall 2017) just four miles away (a FREE shuttle leaves from the Wawona General Store every 1/2 hour – seasonal) then go for a ride on the historic Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (we have discount coupons)! Day Three – Spend the day at Glacier Point! Stop on the way to take two (1/2 mile each way) short hikes to Taft Point (Fissures into Yosemite Valley) and Sentinel Dome (Spectacular 360 degree views)! Day Four – Head into Yosemite Valley (stop at the famous tunnel view and the spectacular Bridelveil Falls on the way) for history, waterfall hiking, dining and shopping and, of course El Capitan, the granite monolith that extend 3,000 feet from base to summit and one of the world’s favorite challenges for rock climbers. Day Five – Relax with a round of golf or take a spa day! Dine out in one of many fabulous area restaurants! Day Six – Head up to the high country and picnic in beautiful Tuolumne Meadows or at Tenaya Lake (Weather/Season permitting)! Day Seven – Enjoy that last cup of coffee or spa time on your private deck before you, sadly, must leave Yosemite and The Redwoods. But we know that you’ll be back again soon!