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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 Destination Drive Times (in minutes)
Evergreen Lodge Groveland El Portal Mariposa Oakhurst
Hetch Hetchy 15 55 65 115 120
Yosemite Valley 40 60 10 50 60
Tuolumne Meadows 75 95 75 110 120

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 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