Hite Cove Trail
The Hite Cove trail is 3.6 miles long (7.2 miles roundtrip). During "HIGH FIRE DANGER" the trail is closed.
Beaming with a spectacular display of wildflowers in early Spring, from February to April the Hite Cove Trail offers hikers a palette of colors, with over 60 varieties of wildflowers blanketing the hillsides along the South Fork of the Merced river. Keep in mind that it is illegal to pick wildflowers, only take photos, or sketch the beauty around you. The trail begins off of Hwy 140 near Savages Trading Post in El Portal, and ends at Hite Cove. The first 3/4 of a mile for this trail crosses private property. Please use trail ethic, and respect for this property. It is a moderate hike and ends at Hite Cove. Trail use is for: Hiking
Parking and toilets are across from Savages Trading Post.
At a Glance
|Permit Info:||Camping is allowed at Hite Cove. A campfire permit must be obtained, and is required for all stoves, barbeques, and campfire.|
|Open Season:||All Year|
|Restrictions:||In the Summer months when fire restrictions are in place, no open campfires or charcoal barbeques are allowed. be sure to contact the local Ranger station to see what the conditions are.|
|Closest Towns:||Mariposa, and El Portal|
|Restroom:||Across from Savages Trading Post|
|Information Center:||Bass Lake Ranger District
57003 Road 225
North Fork, CA 93643 (559) 877-2218 Hearing Impaired
California Relay Service 711
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Alerts & Warnings
- Sierra NFSafety Advisory: Road and Recreation Facilities Closure Extended
- Bass Lake Ranger District plans to initiate winter/spring prescribed burning
- High Sierra Ranger District plans fall/winter/spring prescribed fire projects
- High Sierra Ranger District will be changing hours of operation
- Recreation Fee Program Accomplishment Highlights 2021
- Public Meeting Creek Fire Ecological Restoration Project Video
- Seasonal Visitors Center Closure