Hiking The Merced River Trail
The 30th most popular hiking trail in California.
Thursday 21 July 2016 01:53 GMT
West of the Yosemite gates in Mariposa County, the Merced River Trail is a 10 mile one-way hiking route on an old railgrade along the scenic Merced river. The dirt and ballast trail runs from Briceburg (at SR140) to Bagby (at SR 49).
To get to the Trail: From Merced, travel East on Highway 140, about 40 miles to the town of Mariposa. From Mariposa, go 15 miles North on Hwy. 140 to the Briceburg Visitor Center.
Overall, Merced River Trail is the 30th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Merced River Trail including Bishop Pass/John Muir/ Piute Pass Trails, John Muir Trail, Tenaya Lake To Clouds Rest, Ballon Dome and Mount Dana Trail.