Horseback Riding in Yosemite National Park, California USA

Half day and Full day
Yosemite National Park is located near Mariposa, California, USA.

Yosemite National Park is a perfect place for horseback riding. With the adventures of Yosemite’s Horseback riding, you can enjoy the spectacular landscapes and the breathtaking view of this incredible one of a kind National Park. In the park boundaries, there are three stables. Each one of them has to offer unique scenery and an experience you will never forget.

Yosemite Valley Stable is the only one, leading guided trips in Yosemite Valley, the heart of the Park. It offers two exciting rides. A two hour ride to Mirror Lake, which is great for beginners, looking for photographic opportunities and the half day ride, which follows the adventurous Clark Point trail, offering a great view of the Vernal Fall. This trail is a strenuous ride with elevation gain of 4.921 ft/1.500 m, so you should be in good shape to ride it.

The Tuolumne Meadows Stable offers two options for novice and advanced riders, who can enjoy the trail and the scenery. That rides are the two hour Tuolumne Meadows trail ride, which offers a great overview of Yosemite’s High Country. The other ride is a half day ride that visits Twin Bridges on the Tuolumne River above the Tuolumne Falls.

Last, Wawona Stable, offers two rides, one two hour ride that traverses the historical wagon road, which is the original route into Wawona over Chowchilla Mountain. The other one is a half day ride that takes you to Chilnualna Falls. For all of these rides, you should make reservations.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM San Francisco
195 miles/313.82 km, 3 hours 54 minutes
Take the Oakland-Bay Bridge (Highway 80 East). Take Highway 580 east, following signs for Tracy/Stockton to Highway 205. Follow Highway 205 to Highway 120. Take Highway 120 into Yosemite National Park.
BY CAR FROM Las Vegas, Nevada
372 miles/598.68 km, 6 hours 27 minutes
Take US-95 N for 170 +/- miles. Near Forks Station, turn LEFT onto NV-266 and follow for 50+ miles at which point it becomes NV-264 (shortly after entering California). Stay on NV-264 until reaching US 6. Turn LEFT onto US-6 (West toward Benton and Bishop) and follow for 23+ miles. Take exit onto CA-120 in Benton. Follow CA-120 to Highway 395 N. Follow Highway 395N/CA-120 to Lee Vining where you will exit Highway 395 and continue on Highway 120 into Yosemite National Park. (Portions of Highway 120 may be closed seasonally).
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
170 miles/273.59 km, 3 hours 35 minutes
Take Highway 99 South to Manteca. Exit onto Highway 120 East in Manteca and follow directly into Yosemite.
BY CAR FROM Los Angeles
340 miles/547.18 km, 6 hours 9 minutes
Follow Interstate 5 North towards Bakersfield. Just beyond the Grapevine towards Bakersfield, follow Highway 99 North to Fresno. From Fresno, follow Highway 41 to Yosemite Valley.
Fresno/Yosemite International Airport (FAT),
125 miles/201.17 km

Amtrack  Trains serve San Diego, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento to and from Merced/Riverbank and connect with VIA bus lines for direct luxury motor-coach into Yosemite Valley. Fares include the bus travel and the park entrance fee. For fares, schedules and information visit the following links.


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