Mariposa

Travel Guide
Mariposa featuring mountains and tranquil scenes
Experience the welcoming community spirit and Gold Rush history in this town at the edge of Yosemite National Park and all its natural wonders.

Visit the easygoing town of Mariposa, a popular layover for travelers on the way to Yosemite Valley’s spectacular wilderness. Mariposa got its start in 1849 as a gold mining settlement. At the heart of Mariposa County, it is the southernmost town on California’s historic Gold Rush Trail.

Wander along the streets of the Historic Old Town, which retains some appearances of the bygone Gold Rush era. Find hotels, restaurants and shops housed in 19th-century wooden buildings characterized by their colorful façades and shuttered windows. Spot architectural landmarks such as Mariposa County’s Old Stone Jail and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Inaugurated in 1854, Mariposa County Courthouse is California’s oldest courthouse still in operation.

Browse collections of mining artifacts and examples of indigenous dwellings at Mariposa Museum and History Center. The California State Mining and Mineral Museum delves deeper into the town’s mining history, offering an impressive display of gold, gems and minerals. See works of local artists at the Sierra Artists Gallery.

Enjoy a gentle stroll along Mariposa Creek Pathway, a scenic trail bordered by native California plants. It cuts through Mariposa Arts Park, which hosts free concerts during the summer. Spend an afternoon at Mariposa County Park, a wooded area with barbecue grills, picnic tables, tennis courts and a skate park. Ride amusement attractions, attend a rodeo and watch a demolition derby at September’s Mariposa County Fair.

Come to Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch for some family fun. Travel above the treetops on a zip line, challenge your agility on an aerial rope course, pan for gold and participate in a Wild West shootout. Experience California’s acclaimed viniculture with a tour and tasting session at Butterfly Creek Winery.

Reach Mariposa by flying to San Francisco International Airport, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) to the west, and renting a car. Mariposa County incorporates Yosemite Valley, the majestic heart of Yosemite National Park. Extend your trip to discover hiking trails, imposing granite cliffs and waterfalls, forming some of the most spectacular U.S. scenery.

The Yosemite Inn
The Yosemite Inn
2 out of 5
5180 Jones St. & Highway 140, Mariposa, CA, 95338
The price is RM309 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
RM309
per night
9 Feb - 10 Feb
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Mariposa. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (537 reviews)
"The checkin process was smooth and easy. The room was spacious and clean. Location close to the town's main attractions."

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2023

The Yosemite Inn
AutoCamp Yosemite
AutoCamp Yosemite
3.5 out of 5
6323 CA-140, Mariposa, CA, 95345
The price is RM890 per night from 13 Feb to 14 Feb
RM890
per night
13 Feb - 14 Feb
Stay at this 3.5-star lodge in Mariposa. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (307 reviews)
"Property and place is very nice."

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2023

AutoCamp Yosemite
Miners Inn
Miners Inn
2 out of 5
5181 Highway 49 N, Mariposa, CA, 95338
The price is RM405 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
RM405
per night
9 Feb - 10 Feb
Stay at this hotel in Mariposa. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,008 reviews)
"The property was very retro."

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2023

Miners Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Papillon Cellars
Papillon Cellars
3.5 out of 5
5888 Colorado Rd, Mariposa, CA, 95338
Stay at this 3.5-star holiday home in Mariposa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Mariposa County Visitor Center and Mariposa ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Beautiful, quiet, and clean! Perfect getaway while in the Yosemite/Mariposa area!"

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2022

Papillon Cellars
Sunny Pines Cottage
Sunny Pines Cottage
3 out of 5
2734 E Westfall Rd., Mariposa, CA, 95338
Stay at this 3-star holiday home in Mariposa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and laundry facilities. Popular attraction Butterfly Creek Winery is located nearby. ...
Sunny Pines Cottage
Cody's Cozy Cabin
Cody's Cozy Cabin
2558 Varden Ct, Mariposa, CA, 95338
Stay at this holiday home in Mariposa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 hot tubs. Popular attractions Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and Ascent, the ...
Cody's Cozy Cabin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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