Best Trails Near Groveland CA

Groveland has 17 trails in the vicinity, including 16 hiking trails and 2 for backpacking. These trails range from 0.1 to 18.6 miles in length. The longest trail in Groveland is Tiltill Valley Trail a well-known trail measuring 18.6 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Carlon Falls, Tiltill Valley Trail and Cascade Creek from Tamarack Campground. Trails.com member Jenny M. recently completed Carlon Falls.

More information on the best trails in Groveland can be found below.
  • Carlon Falls

    2 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    Carlon Falls is a magnificent 35-foot cataract on the South Fork Tuolumne River. The waterfall cascades over wide granite ledges into a large pool surrounded by boulders. The falls was named ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Carlon Falls is a magnificent 35-foot cataract on the South Fork Tuolumne River. The waterfall cascades over wide granite ...

  • Wapama Falls

    1 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    The Hetch Hetchy Valley sits near the western corner of Yosemite, submerged under the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Backed up by O’Shaughnessy Dam, the Tuolumne River now floods the Valley. The dam ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Hetch Hetchy Valley sits near the western corner of Yosemite, submerged under the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Backed up by ...

  • Tiltill Valley Trail

    1 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    This route tours the northern edge of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Across the lake, the views of Kolana Rock and the sheer granite walls of the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne are majestic, contrasting ...
    •  4 days
    •  18.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This route tours the northern edge of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Across the lake, the views of Kolana Rock and the sheer granite ...

  • Rancheria Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    Eager opening-day anglers will find good fishing along Rancheria Creek. Beautiful 25-foot Rancheria Falls tumbles into large, inviting pools—a great end to a fine trip.
    •  2 days
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Eager opening-day anglers will find good fishing along Rancheria Creek. Beautiful 25-foot Rancheria Falls tumbles into large, ...

  • Wards Ferry-Cherry Lake Loops

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    This is a tough ride. The longer option may be the hardest ride in the book. But if you have the fitness and self-reliance to tackle it, you will be rewarded with a huge, amazing adventure. ...
    •  90-109 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a tough ride. The longer option may be the hardest ride in the book. But if you have the fitness and self-reliance ...

  • Foresta Falls

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    This year-round waterfall and its upper cascades are surrounded by a haunting woodland burned in the historic Arch Rock Fire. Foresta Falls is not an iconic Yosemite waterfall, nor is its setting ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This year-round waterfall and its upper cascades are surrounded by a haunting woodland burned in the historic Arch Rock Fire. ...

  • Carlon Falls

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    Groveland, CA

    Follow a peaceful section of South Fork Tuolumne River to the jumble of river rocks and Carlon Falls. In the wake of the 2013 Rim Fire, the hike to Carlon Falls has become a study in contrasts. ...
    •  3-4 hours
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Follow a peaceful section of South Fork Tuolumne River to the jumble of river rocks and Carlon Falls. In the wake of the ...

  • Rainbow Pool

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    A brief hike leads down to a perfect pool with a parklike fall on the South Tuolumne River.
    •  5-10 minutes
    •  0.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A brief hike leads down to a perfect pool with a parklike fall on the South Tuolumne River.

  • Preston Falls

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    Although the big rocks and wild Tuolumne River scenery give a higher-country feel to this canyon, its low-altitude location welcomes hikers long after the real high country is under snow. This ...
    •  4 hours.
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Although the big rocks and wild Tuolumne River scenery give a higher-country feel to this canyon, its low-altitude location ...

  • The Cascades and Wildcat Falls

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    The Cascades are located just below the confluence of Tamarack Creek and Cascade Creek. The watercourse tumbles 500 feet down the sloping canyon wall and empties into the Merced River. Wildcat ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cascades are located just below the confluence of Tamarack Creek and Cascade Creek. The watercourse tumbles 500 feet ...

  • Foresta Falls

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    The town of Foresta is a small settlement tucked into a valley near Big Meadow. The valley is below Big Oak Flat Road just inside the boundary of Yosemite National Park. The hike follows an unpaved ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    The town of Foresta is a small settlement tucked into a valley near Big Meadow. The valley is below Big Oak Flat Road just ...

  • Little Nellie Falls

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    Little Nellie Falls is a 30-foot, two-tiered cataract cascading off moss-covered granite into a pool. The trail follows the Old Coulterville Road from Big Meadow to Little Nellie Falls just outside ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Little Nellie Falls is a 30-foot, two-tiered cataract cascading off moss-covered granite into a pool. The trail follows the ...

  • Lookout Point

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    Lookout Point is on the crest of a barren, granite knoll with panoramic views of the lower Tuolumne River canyon, O’Shaughnessy Dam and the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Atop the 5,309-foot summit ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Lookout Point is on the crest of a barren, granite knoll with panoramic views of the lower Tuolumne River canyon, O’Shaughnessy ...

  • Poopenaut Valley

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    If you like to have the river all to yourself, this is the hike. Poopenaut Valley, a small, level valley once occupied by cattlemen and sheepherders, sits in the lower canyon of the Tuolumne ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    If you like to have the river all to yourself, this is the hike. Poopenaut Valley, a small, level valley once occupied by ...

  • Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias: Old Big Oak Flat Road

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    This hike follows a portion of the Old Big Oak Flat Road, closed to vehicles in 1993. The historic 6-mile road once connected the Big Oak Flat Entrance with Yosemite Valley. Now a hiking trail, ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike follows a portion of the Old Big Oak Flat Road, closed to vehicles in 1993. The historic 6-mile road once connected ...

  • Cascade Creek from Tamarack Campground

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    The trail to Cascade Creek is a quiet, secluded hike along the original Big Oak Flat Road that led to Yosemite Valley back in 1874. The abandoned road has been closed to vehicles since landslides ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail to Cascade Creek is a quiet, secluded hike along the original Big Oak Flat Road that led to Yosemite Valley back ...

  • Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias

    0 Reviews

    Groveland, CA

    Yosemite has three giant sequoia groves. Merced Grove is the smallest and least visited. It is a dense, natural forest uninterrupted by development. About twenty giant sequoias are scattered ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Yosemite has three giant sequoia groves. Merced Grove is the smallest and least visited. It is a dense, natural forest ...