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

National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / 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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  • We came across this particular spot a few years ago during our first visit. The name of the location comes from a bridge that takes you over the water to access the other side of the riverbank...  more »
  • There are some picnic tables, it's a good place to have picnic, there is a wooden bridge, when you walked on the bridge, you can have the view of the Yosemite falls, this place gives you a view that.....  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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