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Wawona to Alder Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
79% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,369' 417 m
Descent: -67' -20 m
High: 5,344' 1,629 m
Low: 4,042' 1,232 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

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

Megan W

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).

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Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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