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5 Best Surrounding Areas Of Oakhurst

By Sara Branson, Posted on 23 Jan, 2024 at 04:53 pm

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5 Best Surrounding Areas Of Oakhurst

Gateway To Sierra National Forest And Yosemite --- The Oakhurst

Oakhurst is located in Madera County in California, 14 miles from the south entrance to Yosemite National Park, right in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Oakhurst is not only about the epic waterfalls, scenic views, and amazing hikes, or hotels in Oakhurst for a stay, there’s so much more to explore. The surrounding area of Oakhurst is bulging with numerous things to do and explore including the delicious eateries. In this blog, we will unveil the best 5 vibrant surrounding areas, promising a great combo of cultural delights, attractions, and natural wonder.

 

Bass Lake:

Explore Bass Lake, a popular recreational area, renowned for its water activities, action-packed mountain biking trails, shopping, lakeside dining, and fishing. Located 11 minutes from Oakhurst, this year-round destination provides 3 marinas, 2 public boats, and skiing opportunities. Drop by the Miller's Landing Boat Rentals & Grill, which offers fun dining and boat rentals, or Bass Lake Boat Rentals and Marina Bar & Grill, offering a great menu and limitless recreational opportunities.

 

Corlieu Falls and Red Rock Falls:

One of the best things to do in Oakhurst is to visit Corlieu Falls, located at the south end of the trail, it is almost 80 feet long, pouring down in a majestic series of cascades, and it can easily be spotted from the platform of the National Forest Service. Hike down the easy and short steep to catch sight of falls set by the side of Lewis Creek.

 

Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove:

Located near WAWONA in California, Mariposa Grove is in the southernmost Yosemite National Park. Three of its trees come under the thirty world’s largest giant sequoias and are known for boasting the towering Giant Sequoias Grove in the park along with a few hundred mature trees. There are more than 500 matured trees Throughout this grove park, plus the oldest sequoia may be more than 3,000 years old. Head to Three Graces and the Bachelor, must-visit trees, and The Grizzly Giant, the famous tree.    

 

Lewis Creek Trail

Set in the Sierra National Forest right in Bass Lake Ranger District, Lewis Creek Trail is almost 3.7 miles long, readily accessed from Highway 41, Oakhurst north town. The hike highlights are Red Rock Falls, which is 20 feet in height, and Corlieu Falls, 80 feet long. This trail is available, even in fall and winter, and popular destination in summer and spring.

 

Angel Falls:

Located along Willow Creek, the Angel Falls are an amazing series of small and cascading waterfalls, almost 20 feet long. This uninterrupted waterfall is popular among locals and visitors alike in summer as they can escape the city heat. Trek the trail located on the creek's left side, leading uphill, or climb up through the rocks for an exhilarating experience.

Wrapping it up, Oakhurst's surroundings are nicely dotted with numerous attractions and things to do that are sure to captivate every visitor.

 

Recommended Hotel: Oakhurst Lodge:

Offering delicious continental breakfast, Oakhurst Lodge is a good-rated accommodation that provides easy access to plentiful outdoor activities. The rooms are well-decorated and feature a flat-screen TV, refrigerator, dining room, coffee machine, radio, telephone, and a desk. Offering mountain views, this accommodation also offers a designated smoking area, iron, allergy-free room, fax or photocopying facilities, daily housekeeping services, and private check-in and check-out. The bathrooms come with toilet paper, towel, bath or shower, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.

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