Mariposa County has some impressive hiking trails located inside and outside of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Valley hikes and Mariposa Grove trails are world class, however, just outside Yosemite, Mariposa County also has spectacular views and challenging outdoor walks.
Links to more info on Yosemite National Park hikes:
– Yosemite Valley
– Wawona & Mariposa Grove
Hiking outside Yosemite:
– Stockton Creek Preserve | Offers a 2.5 mile loop location just 1 mile outside the town of Mariposa. Always a great place to retreat to peace and quiet, bird watch or just enjoy the year-round flowers and plants that grow along the trail.
– Briceburg Rec. Area | Has plenty of access road trails to walk or hike along with more seasonal small paths that lead to amazing flower beds in Spring. Directly along the Merced River, it’s a great place to hike, jog or ride your bike.
– Hites Cove Trail | Provides some of the most amazing displays of Spring poppy bloomage in California. Every March/April photographers flock to this trail to capture entire mountainsides covered in flowers as far as the eye can see. For more info on the Hites Cove Trail and other surrounding trails click here.