Snowshoeing in the Sierra
Snowshoeing is an excellent way to explore the Sierra National Forest in winter. Rent a pair of snowshoes at Tenaya, put them on and trek out into an epic outdoor world. A great cardiovascular activity, there’s no better way to glimpse the frozen Yosemite.
Tenaya at Yosemite has convenient snowshoe rentals for our guests just outside the main entrance.
SUGGESTED SNOWSHOE WALKS
Please note that these walks may or may not have snow depending on conditions at that elevation.
Tenaya At Yosemite Nature Trail (elevation: 5,200 feet). A casual walk of a bit more than a mile through the forests around Tenaya at Yosemite.
Jackson Road. Leave right from Tenaya at Yosemite and walk out Jackson Road (snowshoes generally not needed except soon after snowfalls) and pick a side trail through the woods. The horseback trails are nice and the Tenaya concierge can give you a map to the small waterfall about 2.5 miles away on a spur trail off Jackson Road.
Goat Meadow (elevation: 5,200 feet; see Google Maps). Goat Meadow is a jumping off point for many miles of trail up to Mount Raymond, Biledo Meadow and even the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The trails were once marked. A GPS is needed to find your way here.
Mariposa Grove. When the road to the Mariposa Grove is closed due to snow, it makes for a moderate and very easy to follow track with few other visitors around.
Dewey Point (elevation: 7,200 feet). An area classic. From the Badger Pass parking area, follow Glacier Point Road for about half a mile and then choose between the Dewey Ridge Trail or the Dewey Meadow Trail a bit further along. Trail maps available in the Nordic Center at the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area (at Badger Bass).
- Activities and pricing subject to change
- Activities are dependent on weather conditions
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Main Session: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Evening Session: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4+ Beginning November 20, 2023 The Sierra National Forest was made for winter sports, ice skating included. Tenaya at Yosemite features an outdoor ice rink right on property. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced skater, you’ll love skating outside among the pines. Warm up by the fire pit over s’mores — this is winter ambiance at its best. The ice rink closes promptly at the end of each session for grooming. Thank you for your understanding. Days: All Book Now