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.
|Yosemite Destination||Drive Times (in minutes)|
|Evergreen Lodge||Groveland||El Portal||Mariposa||Oakhurst|
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 Lake, Sunset Point, Doughters 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 Lodge||Location||Highlights|
|10||Carlon Falls||1.5 mile hike to waterfall|
|10||Hetch Hetchy Vista||Great view of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir|
|15||Hetch Hetchy Reservoir||Trails, history, waterfalls & fishing|
|15||Preston Falls Trailhead||Hike along Tuolumne River|
|20||Merced Grove Trailhead||One mile hike to Giant Sequoias|
|25||Rainbow Pools||Popular & beautiful swimming spot|
|40||Yosemite Valley||Trails, waterfalls & massive granite|
|45||Discovery View||Best view of Yosemite Valley|
|60||Olmstead Point||View of Half Dome & Tenaya Lake|
|70||Cathedral Lake Trailhead||3.5 mile hike to gorgeous lake|
|75||Tuolumne Meadows||Heart of Yosemite’s dramatic High Country|
|90||Mariposa Grove||World’s largest trees|
|90||Lake Eleanor||Swimming, canoeing & hiking|