Tuolumne Meadows, California 95389


Bennettville Professional Review and Guide

"Remains of a ghost town, scenery, and an easy trail collude to make this one of the most interesting short hikes in the Tuolumne region."

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"The walk past the Great Sierra Tunnel and onto Bennettville takes you back to the 1880s and Tioga Pass’s brief mining boom. The subalpine setting is spectacular, with wonderful views of Mount Dana, the picturesque Tioga Tarns, and endless summer wildflowers. With such varied treats along the way and not much elevation gain, this is a perfect walk with kids."

"Take a pleasant ride on an old wagon road, part of the original Tioga Road, to the ruins of Bennettville, once a community and headquarters for the Tioga Mining District. All that remains are two buildings, a few ruins, and an old mine and ore track."

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Trail Information

Tuolumne Meadows
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours, with time to explore the townsite.
June through early October.
9,750 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,800 feet
Top Elevation
Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center, Yosemite National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Tioga Pass.
Local Maps

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Oct 2018