Autumn is Yosemite Mariposa’s secret season. Spring has waterfalls, summer has people, and fall … well that’s an autumn-magic slam-dunk. For starters, the hiking trails are still open, and much quieter (See the Top 5 Hikes for Fall).
Channel Ansel Adams with primo autumn lighting on everything from ponderosa pines to the Merced River and El Capitan (Discover Ansel Adams’s favorite fall photo spots).
Autumn is also “Rocktober”: ideal climbing conditions that bring out the elites for El Capitan … think Free Solo and The Dawn Wall (Find the best places and times to view El Cap).
With fall colors turning, it’s a gold rush in more ways than one when you stay in Yosemite Mariposa County. Whether you’re drawn to the small-town charms or want to be closer to the big trees at Mariposa Grove, Mariposa County is your Yosemite connection.