Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias sign

Welcome to MARIPOSA COUNTY

Home of Yosemite National Park

Experience four majestic seasons in Yosemite National Park, accessed through historic Mariposa County.

Explore the regions of

Mariposa County

When you travel to Yosemite Mariposa County, you’re free to roam thousands of square miles in and out of Yosemite National Park filled with photogenic and historic small towns, fishing, rafting, mountain biking and more.

  • Northern Yosemite
    Best visited in spring and summer. Highway 120 winds toward Tioga Pass through the other-worldly beauty of Tuolumne Meadows. Enjoy easy access to Tuolumne River, Tenaya Lake and May Lake.
    Featured Activites
    • Nature Watching
    • Hiking Trails
    • Fishing
    • Wildflower Spotting
  • Yosemite-Valley-3
    Yosemite Valley
    If you’ve heard of it, it’s likely here. Half Dome, El Capitan, Vernal Fall and, of course, Yosemite National Park all reside here. See iconic landmarks in this 2.25 square-mile area.
    Featured Activites
    • Hiking Trails
    • Landscape Photography
    • Driving Tours
    • Waterfall Chasing
  • Glacier Point Road
    Views abound as this 16-mile stretch of road overlooks Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and other legendary sights. Snowshoe, hike and XC ski here. Note: road partially closes in November.
    Featured Activites
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Hiking
    • Snowshoeing
    • Photography
  • Southern Yosemite
    Home to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, this southern gateway has a little bit of everything — nature, history, architectural landmarks, golf, waterfalls and museums. A great base camp.
    Featured Activites
    • Golfing
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking Trails
    • Historic Tours
  • The Merced River
    Central Mariposa County
    Gold Rush history meets the Western Cowboy aesthetic in the small towns of Central Mariposa. Visit El Portal, Fish Camp, see some of California’s oldest buildings and top museums.
    Featured Activites
    • Exploring History
    • Architecture Tours
    • Shopping
    • River Rafting
  • Southern Mariposa County
    Rambling, rawboned and real. Here is where the Great Central Valley rolls up into the Sierra Nevada foothills. Get a peek of ranches and farms teeming with livestock in this historic region.
    Featured Activites
    • Historic Tours
    • Wildflower Spotting
    • Nature Watching
    • Driving Tours
  • Northwest Mariposa County
    Highway 49 cuts through this craggy piece of canyon country. Ruddy outcroppings plunge into valleys, while lakes McClue and McSwain provide plenty of water recreation opportunities here. Link to the page on the new site:
    Featured Activites
    • Water Park
    • Camping
    • Hiking Trails
    • Boating
  • Northern Mariposa County
    Pick up bohemian vibes in Coulterville and explore the Mariposa County History Center, then head over to historic Greely Hill, Buck Meadows and scenic Stanislaus National Forest.
    Featured Activites
    • Museums
    • General Store
    • Boating
    • Hiking Trails
Explore the regions of

Mariposa County

  • northern yosemite
    Northern Yosemite
    Best visited in spring and summer. Highway 120 winds toward Tioga Pass through the other-worldly beauty of Tuolumne Meadows. Enjoy easy access to Tuolumne River, Tenaya Lake and May Lake.
    Featured Activites
    • Nature Watching
    • Hiking Trails
    • Fishing
    • Wildflower Spotting
  • yosemite valley county
    Yosemite Valley
    If you’ve heard of it, it’s likely here. Half Dome, El Capitan, Vernal Fall and, of course, Yosemite National Park all reside here. See iconic landmarks in this 2.25 square-mile area.
    Featured Activites
    • Hiking Trails
    • Landscape Photography
    • Driving Tours
    • Waterfall Chasing
  • glacier point
    Glacier Point Road
    Views abound as this 16-mile stretch of road overlooks Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and other legendary sights. Snowshoe, hike and XC ski here. Note: road partially closes in November.
    Featured Activites
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Hiking
    • Snowshoeing
    • Photography
  • southern yosemite
    Southern Yosemite
    Home to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, this southern gateway has a little bit of everything — nature, history, architectural landmarks, golf, waterfalls and museums. A great base camp.
    Featured Activites
    • Golfing
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking Trails
    • Historic Tours
  • central mariposa county
    Central Mariposa County
    Gold Rush history meets the Western Cowboy aesthetic in the small towns of Central Mariposa. Visit El Portal, Fish Camp, see some of California’s oldest buildings and top museums.
    Featured Activites
    • Exploring History
    • Architecture Tours
    • Shopping
    • River Rafting
  • southern mariposa county
    Southern Mariposa County
    Rambling, rawboned and real. Here is where the Great Central Valley rolls up into the Sierra Nevada foothills. Get a peek of ranches and farms teeming with livestock in this historic region.
    Featured Activites
    • Historic Tours
    • Wildflower Spotting
    • Nature Watching
    • Driving Tours
  • northwestern mariposa county
    Northwest Mariposa County
    Highway 49 cuts through this craggy piece of canyon country. Ruddy outcroppings plunge into valleys, while lakes McClue and McSwain provide plenty of water recreation opportunities here. Link to the page on the new site:
    Featured Activites
    • Water Park
    • Camping
    • Hiking Trails
    • Boating
  • northern mariposa county
    Northern Mariposa County
    Pick up bohemian vibes in Coulterville and explore the Mariposa County History Center, then head over to historic Greely Hill, Buck Meadows and scenic Stanislaus National Forest.
    Featured Activites
    • Museums
    • General Store
    • Boating
    • Hiking Trails
Sign entering the park on Highway 140/El Portal Road
Planning a 2024 Visit?
Yosemite Temporary Vehicle Reservations

If you’re coming to Yosemite in 2024, there’s a chance you may have heard something about needing a reservation to enter the park. But don’t fret! We’ve got all the information needed to make visiting Yosemite this year an easy and carefree experience.

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The amazing power and size of Vernal Fall - look at those tiny people at the top - and then far above that, a glimpse of the south side of Half Dome that many Yosemite visitors never see.  Have you seen it?

Video by @rosetran222

Please note: 2024 Temporary Vehicle Reservations will be required to enter Yosemite this year on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays until June 30th, then 7 days per week from July 1 to Aug. 16, and finally weekends and Monday holidays until Oct. 27th. Half-day reservations are also available this year and are easier to obtain.

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Exploring Yosemite outside of the valley? To discover things to do in Mariposa County, the Yosemite high country, and beyond, check out our in-depth blogs and travel tips at Yosemite.com!

Reel by: @pixiedust_707

Please note: 2024 Temporary Vehicle Reservations will be required to enter Yosemite this year on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays until June 30th, then 7 days per week from July 1 to Aug. 16, and finally weekends and Monday holidays until Oct. 27th. Half-day reservations are also available this year and are easier to obtain.

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A few of Yosemite's huge waterfalls as seen from Glacier Point and Washburn Point. Waterfall season is going strong! For your best chance at seeing waterfalls at or near peak flow, try to visit before the end of June.

Reel by: @geoblendz

Please note: 2024 Temporary Vehicle Reservations will be required to enter Yosemite this year on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays until June 30th, then 7 days per week from July 1 to Aug. 16, and finally weekends and Monday holidays until Oct. 27th. Half-day reservations are also available this year and are easier to obtain.

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Towering waterfalls and rock formations aren't the only giants you'll find in Yosemite! Take a walk around Mariposa Grove and marvel at the absolutely massive, old sequoias there. The tallest in the grove, the Columbia Tree, stands at around 285 feet!

Reel by: @mountainbased

Please note: 2024 Temporary Vehicle Reservations will be required to enter Yosemite this year on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays until June 30th, then 7 days per week from July 1 to Aug. 16, and finally weekends and Monday holidays until Oct. 27th. Half-day reservations are also available this year and are easier to obtain.

#yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitevalley #yosemitenation #yosemitenp #yosemite_national_park #yosemitenps #yosemitepark #california #californialove❤️ #californialove #roadtrip @YosemiteNation @yosemitenps @visitcalifornia @cahighsierra @visitgoldcountry