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Rush Creek Lodge Yosemite Launches New Hiking Trails
Rush Creek
Photo By Virginia Still

Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite has announced the creation of a trio of new hiking, biking and nature trails thanks to a cooperative effort from the Rush Creek Recreation team, the Stanislaus National Forest and the Groveland Trail Heads. To celebrate the opening of the trails, Rush Creek Lodge will host a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to thank those who made the trails possible.

The Nature Trail, Vista Trail and Adventure Trail give guests and visitors the opportunity to experience the Stanislaus National Forest with beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

The Nature Trail is a half-mile walking trail designed for a more leisurely and picturesque stroll.

The Vista Trail is a moderate 1.6-mile hiking trail that offers brilliant views of Stanislaus forest, including a viewpoint with wooden benches to savor a relaxing moment in nature or a stunning Sierra sunset.

The Adventure Trail is a 2.7-mile multi-use trail ideal for mountain bikers as well as hikers looking for slightly more challenging terrain.

All trails are considered easy to moderate and include several elevation changes.

The Trail Opening Celebration Ceremony schedule of events includes: 11 a.m., meet at the Tree Ring at Rush Creek Reception and walk to the trailhead; 11:15 a.m., Celebration and Recognition of those who made the trails possible; 11:30 a.m., walk the Vista Trail together; 12:30 p.m., lunch will be served in Rush Creek Lodge’s private dining room.

Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite is at 34001 Highway 120, Groveland, situated a half-mile from the Highway 120 West entrance to Yosemite National Park.

RSVP’s are not required but are greatly appreciated by Rush Creek’s culinary team:

Contact Teri Marshall by phone at (707) 363-1902 or by email at for more information.

A contemporary mountain lodge, Rush Creek Lodge is the first new lodge to open in the Yosemite National Park area in more than 25 years. Set on 20 woodland acres adjacent to the park’s Highway 120 West entrance, the new lodge is a “destination within a destination” situated at the doorstep of the Park.