Nature Trails

A trio of trails at your door!

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Another perk at Rush Creek is that any time you want to, you can step outside your door and walk onto any of the beautiful forested trails connected to the lodge.

Nature Trail

The Nature Trail is a 0.5-mile walking trail designed for a more leisurely and picturesque stroll. It's a fitting way to punctuate the moment you arrive or a last hurrah before you depart. Families and individuals looking for a way to stretch their legs after relaxing poolside appreciate the proximity of the start and end of this trail. Plants and trees unique to the Yosemite area can be found in every direction, giving an added educational bonus.

Vista Trail

The Vista Trail is a moderate 1.6-mile hiking trail that offers brilliant views of the Stanislaus forest, including a viewpoint with wooden benches to savour a relaxing moment in nature or a stunning Sierra sunset. Every step along the way feels like a new panoramic view you want to relish as you breathe it all in.  Remember to stop to catch your breath and listen for the soothing sounds of the forest as gentle breezes make their way through the trees.

The Vista Trail is also a terrific alternative for anyone training for a charity walk or run back at home.  Yes, you have free access to our fitness facility to help you maintain your routine, but there is no substitute for training outdoors on our trails.

Adventure Trail

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.  You may rent our bicycles on site or use your own. Either way, you'll have a blast traversing this carefully constructed route created with adventurers in mind.

How did we do it?

We're so glad you asked!

It was a massive cooperative effort, and we love to tell everyone about our awesome partners who help us make dreams come true.

All three trails are relatively new additions to the area thanks to our kind and generous friends at the Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland Trail Heads, Tuolumne River Trust, and the California Conservation Corps, in partnership with our own dedicated Rush Creek Recreation team.