Devil's Bathtub - Swim near Yosemite Valley, California
1 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389, USA,Yosemite Valley,California
37.747962848775465, -119.57197101067652
Address: 1 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389, USA
GPS: 37°44'52.7"N 119°34'19.1"W
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State: California

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Devil's Bathtub is one of those destinations that's a little more off the beaten path of Yosemite tourists. It's just above the Majestic Yosemite (AKA Ahwanhee Hotel). Earlier in the year, when there's a strong flow coming from the Royal Arches Cascade, the water heats up as it runs down the flat rock to a pool below. It doesn't get too hot but it's much warmer than most pools in the area. Because it's off the beaten path, it's been known to be a popular skinny dipping spot but if you go at a populated time, it's a great place for kids as well. It's a short walk from the Hotel but once you get to the rocks, it can be a little bit of a scramble to get to your pool. The waterfall doesn't get very powerful at this level so feel free to explore and play at the base of it. Or because of how close, accessible, and beautiful it is, you might just find it a perfect place for your picnic.

There are also rock climbing routes in this area which has been referred to as " The Holy Grail of big wall climbing on polished granite". 

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Directions

From Yosemite Valley, California

  1. Head northeast on Northside Dr toward Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
    Toll road
    (0.8 mi)
  2. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto Village Dr
    Toll road
    (0.2 mi)
  3. Turn right onto Ahwahnee Drive
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    (0.6 mi)
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