21 Free Swimming Holes near Cathedral Lakes - Free Arenas
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21 Free Swimming Holes near Cathedral Lakes

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Tenaya Lake

Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park

2.3 miles W

Tenaya Lake is one of the most visited destinations in Yosemite National Park. The lake is easily accessed by Highway 120/Tioga Pass road which runs along the north shore of the lake. On the east...

Canoe, Hike, Kayak, Swim

swim Swimming Hole

hike Hiking Trail

canoe Canoeing Area

kayak Kayaking Area

Elizabeth Lake

Wawona, California

2.9 miles E

Elizabeth Lake is a gorgeous lake tucked underneath the High Sierras in Yosemite. It's about a 4.8 mile hike to reach it, with an elevation gain of 1000 feet. Even though it's not super long,...

Hike, Swim

swim Swimming Hole

hike Hiking Trail

1.2-1.6 mi

May Lake

Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park

3.8 miles W

May lake is a relatively small lake that rests at the base of Mt. Hoffman in Yosemite National Park. One of the park's most scenic lakes, May lake not only gets up close and personal with...

Hike, Swim

swim Swimming Hole

hike Hiking Trail

Glen Aulin

Glen Aulin, California

4.4 miles N

This trail is a popular route to take in the Yosemite High Country because it is a good introductory hike into the backcountry. At the end of the hike there are several waterfalls as well as a...

Backpack, Camp, Hike, Swim

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hike Hiking Trail

camp Campsite

backpack Backpacking Trail

0.8-4.1 mi

Dog Lake and Lembert Dome

Yosemite Valley, CA

5.6 miles NE

The hike to Dog Lake is often paired with the hike to Lembert Dome, because the two are so close in proximity. Each hike by itself is 2.8 miles round trip, but Lembert Dome has an elevation gain of...

Hike, Swim

swim Swimming Hole

hike Hiking Trail

4.0 mi

Mono Pass

Yosemite Valley, CA

9.4 miles E

At an elevation of 10,600 feet, the hike through Mono Pass is an 8 mile journey that takes you across the High Sierras, through several meadows, and stops at a few different lakes along the...

Hike, Swim

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hike Hiking Trail

Mirror Lake

Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park

9.6 miles SW

Mirror Lake is a seasonal lake situated in a secluded corner of the beautiful Yosemite Valley. The lake sits at the base of Half Dome and allows a different perspective of the famous monolith....

Backpack, Hike, Swim

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hike Hiking Trail

backpack Backpacking Trail

1.8 mi

Gaylor Lakes

Yosemite Valley, CA

9.7 miles NE

Gaylor Lakes is one of Yosemite's most underrated hikes. It's a 2 mile trail with views the entire way. At various points along the trail, you can see Dana Meadows and the mountains...

Hike, Swim

swim Swimming Hole

hike Hiking Trail

0.7 mi

Lukens Lake

Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park

10.4 miles W

Lukens Lake is a small lake in the White Wolf area of Yosemite National Park. The hike is a short, 1.6 mile walk through a forest to the secluded lake surrounded by trees and a small...

Hike, Swim

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Devil's Bathtub

Yosemite Valley, California

10.5 miles SW

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...

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Merced River

Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park

11.3 miles SW

The main fork of Merced River at Yosemite National Park is a perfect place to fish, swim, raft, and even pan for gold. The river circles around the center of Yosemite Valley, and almost every...

Camp, Swim, Whitewater

swim Swimming Hole

camp Campsite

whitewater Whitewater Rapid

5.5 mi

Ostrander Lake

Wawona, California

16.7 miles SW

Ostrander Lake is a long, 11.4 mile hike just behind Sentinel Dome. Unlike most of Yosemite's summer hikes, the trail to Ostrander Lake is open during the winter for people to ski through....

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hike Hiking Trail

Hite Cove Trail

El Portal, California

28.6 miles SW

This hike is popular among wildflower enthusiasts. Located in Yosemite National Park, Hite Cove trail is one of the areas that blooms earliest for wildflowers. While areas in the high country...

Hike, Swim

swim Swimming Hole

hike Hiking Trail

Hot Creek

Mammoth Lakes, California

33.7 miles E

CLOSED. Entering the water is now prohibited at this location. This note came in 2008:"I noticed your report of swimming in Hot Creek near Bishop, Calif. I was there in 2006 and it was closed to...

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Briceburg Recreation Area

Midpines, California

35.1 miles SW

Camp, Kayak, and Swim near Midpines, California

Camp, Kayak, Swim

swim Swimming Hole

camp Campsite

kayak Kayaking Area

Gods Bath

Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, CA, California

35.6 miles W

God's Bath swimming hole in the Clavey River is a beautiful and popular location to take a dive in. However, the hike to get there is about one mile of rock climbing. The trailhead begins on...

Hike, Swim

swim Swimming Hole

hike Hiking Trail

Santa Cruz Area

Lakeshore, California

42.3 miles SE

Multiple swimming holes and jumping places near Santa Cruz. For details...

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Mono Hot Springs

Lakeshore, California

42.3 miles SE

Natural hot springs along side of river, swimming places in river. Next to a National Forest campground. With a bit of walking, you can get to more private swimming areas too. There is also a...

Hot Springs, Swim

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hot springs Hot Spring

Salinas Area

Lakeshore, California

42.3 miles SE

Multiple swimming holes and jumping places north and south of Salinas off RT 101. For details, see DIRECTIONS below.

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Smith River Area

Lakeshore, California

42.3 miles SE

East of Crescent City, which is on the extreme northern coast of California, among the giant redwoods are lots of swimming holes in the Middle Fork and South Fork of the...

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