Old Big Oak Flat Road

Old Big Oak Flat Road

Yosemite National Park, California
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This trail passes through the area burned in the 1990 fires and is often used to access the top of El Capitan. Originally the access road to Yosemite Valley it was deemed unsafe for cars after it was destroyed by a rock slide. Now this partially paved hike offers trekkers beautiful views of the Valley. It is a moderate 3 mile hike that should take about 1-3 hours.

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Dog Policy:
• Dogs allowed between Hodgon Meadow and Hazel Green Creek
• Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash at all times
• Please clean up after your dog

Ebbetts Pass - Photo Credit: @andreaheyfron
Ebbetts Pass - Photo Credit: @andreaheyfron
Fall is a great time for a scenic drive, and California’s National Scenic Byways and Scenic Highways provide guaranteed enjoyment for the eyes plus limitless opportunities for hiking with your dog in gorgeous country. Study maps and guides before you go—and, as wildfire season continues, be sure to check out air quality predictions, as well. Here are three scenic routes that are sure to rearrange your senses and set tails a-waggin'. more »
Marlowe & Boomie exploring Yosemite National Park.<br/> Photo Credit: @thenuggetbros
Marlowe & Boomie exploring Yosemite National Park.
Photo Credit: @thenuggetbros
Before you bring your dog to Yosemite National Park, read up on the rules so you won't be disappointed. While access to trails is restricted (see where you can hike below), there's still lots of scenery that can be enjoyed with your dog, especially in the spring when the waterfalls are running at maximum flow. more »
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