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Happy Isles HC trail

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 3.5 (2)

Partly paved path to a pair of islands in the Merced River for wading, musing, and chillin'


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KM

Point to Point

4,069' 1,240 m

High

4,041' 1,232 m

Low

27' 8 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Swimming

Family Friendly Though you'll want to keep a close eye on kiddos, having a chance to dip their toes is a delight.

Description

This is a very short, nearly flat paved trail to the Happy Isles islands in the Merced River. Folks enjoy ease of access to the water, proximity to parking and nearby bathrooms. Some people prefer to visit in the late summer and fall, when the lower water levels provide a more tranquil atmosphere.

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Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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Megan W

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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Merced River rapids.
May 16, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Approaching Happy Isles in the Merced River.
May 15, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Happy Isles- indeed.
May 15, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA

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