Evergreen Lodge is blessed with a convenient location for enjoying all of Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Stanislaus National Forest. The lodge sits one mile from Yosemite’s western border and the entrance to Hetch Hetchy and is surrounded on all sides by the Stanislaus National Forest. Evergreen’s location is along the most direct route to Yosemite from the San Francisco Bay Area.
- 3-3½ hours from the San Francisco Bay Area (2½ hours from the Livermore Valley)
- 3 hours from Sacramento
- 3 hours from Fresno
- 5½-6½ hours from Los Angeles
Evergreen Lodge is the most conveniently located of all Yosemite lodging for access to all three major parts of the Park: Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, and Hetch Hetchy.
Surrounding Evergreen Lodge are forest, meadows, rivers, swimming holes, fire roads, vistas and neighboring Camp Mather (day-use fee access during the summer months), with its spring fed-lake and miles of trails. Within a 20-minute walk from Evergreen are Birch Lake, Sunset Point, Doughter’s Meadow and the Middle Fork of the Tuolumne River.
The Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite is one mile from the lodge, and the Big Oak Flat Park Entrance is seven miles away. Listed below are drive times from the lodge to favorite nearby places in Yosemite and the National Forest.
|Minutes Drive from Lodge||Location||Highlights|
|10||Carlon Falls||3.8 mile out-and-back hike to a waterfall, swimming|
|15||Hetch Hetchy Reservoir||Hiking, history, waterfalls & fishing|
|15||Preston Falls Trailhead||Hike along Tuolumne River, swimming|
|20||Merced Grove Trailhead||3 mile out-and-back hike to Giant Sequoias|
|25||Tuolumne Grove Trailhead||3 mile out-and-back hike to Giant Sequoias|
|25||Rainbow Pools||Swimming and picnic area|
|40||Yosemite Valley||Trails, waterfalls & massive granite walls|
|60||Olmsted Point||View of Half Dome & Tenaya Lake|
|60||Tenaya Lake||Largest alpine lake in Yosemite, swimming, picnicking, paddle boarding, fishing and hiking|
|75||Tuolumne Meadows||Large alpine meadow, the starting point for many popular hikes, fishing|
|90||Mariposa Grove||Large Grove of Giant Sequoias, home to Yosemite's largest Giant Sequoia|