Royal Arch Lake Loop

Wawona

Day 1
11.8mi
+5,700ft / -1,300ft
Day 2
14.8mi
+2,000ft / -6,500ft
Permit

Wilderness permit required for overnight trips.

May through October: apply 169 days before the start date by 11:59 PM PT. Apply today to start as early as October 6, 2021.

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+2,200ft/day
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