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Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, Yosemite National Park

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Pack your camera, fill up your picnic basket, and head to Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA. Surrounded by meadows, this area along the Merced River was named after a bridge that doesn't actually swing but offers picture-postcard views. A rustic trail meanders through the picnic area past picnic tables and fire grills. A paved bike path allows you to ride across to the eastern part of the valley. Note that this is a popular spot and the spacious parking lot fills up quickly as the day advances. Amenities include public restrooms. Plan to see Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yosemite National Park trip builder.
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  • Swinging bridge Picnic area is one of the tourist attraction in Yosemite valley. Picnic tables and grills are available in the area along with Merced River. 
    Swinging bridge Picnic area is one of the tourist attraction in Yosemite valley. Picnic tables and grills are available in the area along with Merced River.  more »
  • Swinging bridge picnic area: supposed to see Yosemite falls from here, but no water! Pretty nice spot for a picnic. This is a swinging bridge that actually does not swing. 
    Swinging bridge picnic area: supposed to see Yosemite falls from here, but no water! Pretty nice spot for a picnic. This is a swinging bridge that actually does not swing.  more »
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  • another beautiful attraction near the Yosemite park, the lake is big and bridge built swings when you walk so it is called swinging bridge. there is a way to go down the bridge and can sit or if you like to dip your legs can do that too. the drive is not too far. amazing spot to take pictures, the pond makes the reflection of the whole scenario. totally serene place to be at.
  • One of the most breathtaking scenes I had ever seen in my life. My wife and I traveled here in winter (December 18th). There was snow on the ground and the view of the waterfall and the mountais were spectacular. We reached here late afternoon and it was foggy which gave a whimsical ambiance to the scene. Trust me. You don't have to select a scene to take pictures because everywhere is amazingly beautiful.

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