The best way to see the rugged terrain of Yosemite National Park is from the back of a sure-footed, trail-wise mule, an ideal companion for your exploration of the park.
- Mule rides through Yosemite give you a unique opportunity to enjoy the park
- Two-hour rides are $60
- Three different stables so you can pick the part of the park you want to see
- The stables are open from April/June to September/October
- Ride to Mirror Lake on a sure-footed mule
Regardless of what area you want to explore in Yosemite National Park, you’ll find mule rides available in three separate areas of the park, giving you access to unique adventures and breathtaking views. Pick the terrain, the trail and the time that fits your vacation plans. There are three horse stables within Yosemite – the Yosemite Valley Stable, the Tuolumne Stable and the Wawona Stable.
To get to Yosemite Valley Stable, head to Yosemite Valley. The stables are located near Curry Village and the campgrounds. Follow the signs with a horse and building on them.
To reach Tuolumne Stable, take Tioga Road east, continuing past the Tuolumne Wilderness Center Road. Right after you pass Lembert Dome, you will see a road on the right side that leads to the horse stables.
The Wawona Stable is in Wawona, next to the Pioneer History Center on Highway 41 (south of Yosemite Valley).
Reservations and information: 209-375-6502
Mailing address for all stables:
9002 Village Drive
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
The Yosemite Valley Stable is open from April to the end of October. The Tuolumne Meadows Stables is usually open from June through September. The Wawona Stable is generally open from April to Labor Day weekend.
The rates for mule rides apply to all three stables and are as follows:
- 2 hours - $65
- Half day - $88.50
From Yosemite Valley, you can take a two-hour mule ride to Mirror Lake or a half-day ride up to Clark’s Point and views of Vernal Fall. From the Tuolumne Meadows Stable there are some excellent views on a two-hour ride up Young Lakes Trail. Ride up above Tuolumne Falls on an incredible half-day ride. At Wawona Stable you will find easy trails that the whole family can enjoy, following a historic trail over an old wagon road, or you can take a five-hour ride to see amazing waterfalls.