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Revel at the view of El Capitan, one of the largest blocks of exposed granite in existence and 8,842 foot tall Half Dome which looks as if it has been chopped in half with an ax. Many impressive waterfalls and an alpine wilderness are ready to be discovered. Forty miles. Time to the South Gate is approximately 10 minutes.
Some of the most majestic and panoramic views of Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada range are seen from this spectacular vantage point. Forty-four miles from The Inn.
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia
You will feel like a Lilliputian as you stroll among some of the worlds largest living things. The impressive Grizzly Giant is estimated to be 2,700 years old. Six miles from The Inn.
The nine hole Wawona Golf Course was designed in 1918 by famed architect Walter Fovargue and offers a Par 35 course surrounded by evergreen meadows. Eight miles. The eighteen hole Sierra Meadow golf course is located in Oakhurst. Fifteen miles. Visit: www.sierrameadows.com.
Available year around! Enjoy an hour or two riding through trees, past lush meadows, and along meadering streams. Back country back trips, wagon rides, winter trail rides and sleigh rides are available. Five miles. Visit: www.yosemitetrails.com.
Narrow Gauge Railroad
A steam train excursion through Lewis Creek Canyon featuring all the sights and sounds of an historic mountain railroad. Museum, Moonlight specials and Gold Panning. A short walk. Visit: www.ymsprr.com.
Corlieu Falls Trail
A roaring Lewis Creek cascaded over giant granite boulders forming deep blue swimming holes. A wonderful hike. Five miles.
A picturesque high mountain lake with boating, skiing, fishing and swimming. A wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon. Twelve miles. Visit: www.millerslanding.com.
Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout can be taken in nearby streams and lakes. The Merced River and Bass Lake offer exceptional catches. Five miles. Visit: www.symg.com
Mountain Bike and Motorcycle Trails
Ride your mountain bike through Willow Creek, Goat Mountain, or the Nelder Grove. The Miami Motorcycle Trails are also nearby. Five miles. Visit: www.yosemitebicycle.com.
Old Town Mariposa
A historic gold rush town and main street for antique hunting, strolling or sightseeing. Twenty one miles.
An adventure of a life time awaits you on the Merced river as it tumbles and twists from the Yosemite Vally, one day and two day trips are available. Visit: zrafting.com
There are too many activities to list them all but if you enjoy river rafting, rock climbing, picnicking, gold panning, or just plain exploring, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are anxious to help you plan your stay with us.
More Area Attractions and Links:
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Located next door to the Narrow Gauge Inn, historic steam train rides are offered daily during the high season.
Idle Hour Winery
The Idle Hour Winery is Oakhurst's first winery. The wines are produced in small lots from sustainably grown grapes.
Sierra Fly Fishing
Fly fish California's Yosemite National Park and the majestic High Sierra.
Yosemite Trails Pack Station
Just 3 miles away, the Pack Station offers horseback riding both within and outside the National Park.
Zephyr Whitewater Adventures
One of the largest outfitters specializing in California Rivers Zephyr offers white water rafting trips locally on the Merced river.
Located on Bass Lake, Miller's rents fishing equipment, jet skis, pontoon boats and everything needed for a day at the lake.
Golden Chain Theatre
Boo the villain and cheer the hero at this local live theatre offering melodrama during the high season.
Sierra Meadows Country Club
This is a challenging 18, par 72 course located in the nearby town of Ahwahnee.
Yosemite Bicycle & Sport
Offering mountain shuttles, bike and equipment rentals and trail maps.
Madera Wine Trail
Taste the wines of a dozen local vintners.
One local man's opinions about everything Yosemite.
Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides
These are the people to contact for lessons on fly fishing, back country hikes and customized active tours.
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