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Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

We visited Yosemite in mid-June. The Merced River was raging. We saw the river in so many different spots and it was beautiful. Be careful because the current is so strong.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank scrappysquirrel
Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

The Merced was raging in early June after quite a bit of snowmelt. White water went on for miles and miles well past the perimeter of the park. It is one of the center pieces of the valley that connects many other highlights of the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

The Merced River in Yosemite Valley was raging along during my June visit. On two different occasions, I sat near the river in the shade and enjoyed a picnic lunch. The river was incredibly loud, but it also offered some cooler temperatures.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PacificNWFamily
Reviewed May 20, 2019

The Merced River is a river in central California that is fed by the snowmelt within Yosemite National Park. The river winds its way through Yosemite Valley, making a central feature of this area of the park. When visiting the Valley, you won't help but...More

Date of experience: April 2019
4  Thank BradJill T
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Merced River is a river that flows through Yosemite NP. You would have multiple chance to run into river banks while walking around the NP. Water is very clean so sometimes you may get good reflection on the surface.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We stopped to see this river. But what we saw was just a river like many others. Maybe more dramatic in the springtime.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank carlhenrikp
Reviewed September 7, 2018

A trip is always enjoyable if a beautiful river like River Merced accompanies you in most of the time. We saw this river first when we were entering the Yosemite National Park by Yarts bus. Next day, we we also found her during the Valley...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DPMALLIC
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We waded out into the Merced during our visit to Yosemite Valley in June of 2018. It is clear and cold water and it felt great! I photographed it from Vernal Falls to Valley View and it is beautiful from every angle. Next time I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Frank D
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We love rafting down the river in Yosemite! Here are some tips: 1. The water is cold (in a good way!). Get acclimated, and then go swim! 2. You can rent rafts for up to 6 people at a Half Dome Village, but we bring...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DougRoamingThePlanet
Reviewed August 5, 2016

We have been to Merced Rver at various areas in California. Our favorite place to enjoy the Merced River is in the valley area of Yosemite National Park. There are some historic bridges that are across the river. Its a wonderful place to go rafting...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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