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rmkm1 wrote a review Feb 2019
North Fork, California21 contributions3 helpful votes
This drive is gorgeous and cool during the hot summer months. If heading up in winter, be prepared for snow and mud. Be sure to stop at Globe Rock, the Jesse Ross cabin, and of course a piece of pie at Jones Store!
Date of experience: August 2018
socksblondie2018 wrote a review Feb 2019
North Fork, California24 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice and easy ride to some great views and picture opportunities. Be sure to take you camera with you and as always, plenty of water.
Date of experience: January 2019
Jonathan M wrote a review Jun 2017
Tempe, Arizona140 contributions24 helpful votes
Beautiful drive but parts of the scenic trail aren't patrolled and should have been closed off, but they were left open. Heavy snow, downed trees, deep ruts, and unmarked areas were common between Jackass Meadows and Bass Lake, Beasore Meadows was closed, and the roads were in very bad condition. My SUV got stuck in deep snow and I had to walk 20 miles in sub 50 degree temps to get cell phone signal and to call for help, so be aware before you go driving!…
Date of experience: June 2017
2 Helpful votes
AdventureHiker94087 wrote a review Jul 2015
Sunnyvale, California72 contributions44 helpful votes
Great drive in a forest setting. Some great views to be had at Mile High Vista. It's a lot of driving, so we find it's best to combine w/ hiking and/or camping. Lots of beautiful meadows, forests and granite! Cautions: Bring maps! Some bump dirt roads! Cow manure at many camp site, meadows and trails. Gun shots from target shooters can be heard frequently, even at night. Tip: You might want to wear orange if you go the first week of hunting season.…
Date of experience: June 2015
YosemiteTrvlr wrote a review Jan 2015
Yosemite National Park, California39 contributions16 helpful votes
Amazing vistas and fun places to stop along the byway! The road is bumpy and dusty, which naturally limits the traffic if you are looking for a place without as many people. You must stop at Jones' Store for pie!
Date of experience: September 2014