Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, Yosemite National Park

Pack your camera, fill up your picnic basket, and head to Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA. Surrounded by meadows, this area along the Merced River was named after a bridge that doesn't actually swing but offers picture-postcard views. A rustic trail meanders through the picnic area past picnic tables and fire grills. A paved bike path allows you to ride across to the eastern part of the valley. Note that this is a popular spot and the spacious parking lot fills up quickly as the day advances. Amenities include public restrooms. Plan to see Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yosemite National Park trip builder.
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Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA Reviews
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  • Yet again we’ve been blown away by just how beautiful California is-especially now at Yosemite. You can’t begin to explain how incredible this park is-words just don’t describe the feeling you...  more »
  • This is very accessible from the road. We were there in early November and parking was available, but November was an off time. If you go from April through October, be sure to take advantage of...  more »
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  • Beautiful area to visit and walk on the river bed (in October) during March the river is full of water. Regardless of the time of the year, the view from the bridge is gorgeous.
  • This is a great beach to spend an afternoon in surrounded by the majestic Yosemite mountains. Some picnic tables, BBQ grills and bathrooms. Parking can be a headache but with a little patience we were able to nab a spot. The kids enjoyed "fishing" and searching for "gold" But the best thing about this spot is it's unparalleled beauty.

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