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We hiked to the Bear Cave via Mather Lodge instead of the trail head. This allowed us to explore more of the grounds than just walking around the cave area itself. Very cool rocks to climb and explore.
This is a short trail but there are steps and some walking on rocks involved. The sandstone cave was impressive due to its size and forested surroundings. The so-called turtle rocks because they look like the carapace of a turtle were also very impressive. You...More
This trail leads to Bear Cave. It's a short circular trail with some neat rock formations and boulders. I don't recommend peaking in Bear Cave - it was awful! The overwhelming stench of urine just about knocked us over!