Happy Isles

Yosemite National Park


Where the Merced River courses around two small islands lies Happy Isles, a popular area for picnics, swimming and strolls on marked paths and a small boardwalk over a marshy area. It also marks the start of the John Muir Trail and Mist Trail to several waterfalls and Half Dome. The Happy Isles Art & Nature Center operates out of here as well.


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