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Evergreen Location

We are blessed with a truly magical and convenient location to enjoy all of Yosemite and the surrounding Stanislaus National Forest. Evergreen Lodge sits one mile from Yosemite’s western border and the entrance to Hetch Hetchy, and we are surrounded on all sides by the Stanislaus National Forest. Our 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 areas for access to all three of the most prominent parts of the Park: Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows and Hetch Hetchy.
Area Map

Yosemite DestinationDrive Times (in minutes)
Evergreen LodgeGrovelandEl PortalMariposaOakhurst
Hetch Hetchy155565115120
Yosemite Valley4060105060
Tuolumne Meadows759575110120

Area Highlights

Surrounding our Lodge are forest, meadows, rivers, swimming holes, fire roads, vistas and our neighbor, Camp Mather (day-use fee access), with its natural spring-fed lake and miles of trails. Within a twenty minute walk from the Evergreen you will find Birch LakeSunset PointDoughters 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 7 miles away. Below you can view photos and drive times from the lodge to some of our favorite nearby places in the National Forest and Yosemite.

Minutes Drive from LodgeLocationHighlights
10Carlon Falls1.5 mile hike to waterfall
10Hetch Hetchy VistaGreat view of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
15Hetch Hetchy ReservoirTrails, history, waterfalls & fishing
15Preston Falls TrailheadHike along Tuolumne River
20Merced Grove TrailheadOne mile hike to Giant Sequoias
25Rainbow PoolsPopular & beautiful swimming spot
40Yosemite ValleyTrails, waterfalls & massive granite
45Discovery ViewBest view of Yosemite Valley
60Olmstead PointView of Half Dome & Tenaya Lake
70Cathedral Lake Trailhead3.5 mile hike to gorgeous lake
75Tuolumne MeadowsHeart of Yosemite’s dramatic High Country
90Mariposa GroveWorld’s largest trees
90Lake EleanorSwimming, canoeing & hiking