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California State #120 Highway Guide

Miles Kms Item Summary
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0.0
3051 ft.
Smith Station Road/County Road J20
South to the community of Greeley Hill, CA. Greeley Hill County Park, near the western boundary of the Yosemite National Forest, in California.
3.5
5.7
3081 ft.
Buck Meadows, California
Community of Buck Meadows, CA, lies on State Route #120 east of Groveland, California.
5.7
9.2
3127 ft.
Packard Canyon Road/Forest Route 1S66/1S13

6.8
10.9
2815 ft.
Forest Route 1N07
To Rainbow Pools, a picnic area in the Forest, along California State Route #120.
12.4
19.9
3822 ft.
Hardin Flat Road
West to Yosemite Lakes RV Park. Forest Route 1S12 off Hardin Road to Toulamne Family Camp, a family Campground, located on small lake just off State Route #120, in the Yosemite National Forest.
17.3
27.8
4879 ft.
Toulomne Grove Road
To Hodgdon Meadow Campground.
21.3
34.2
5873 ft.
Old Yosemite Coulterville Road
South to the Merced Grove Ranger Station, near the Merced Grove of giant sequoias, in the Crane Flat region of the Yosemite National Park.
24.1
38.8
Crane Flat Fire Road
Northwest to the Crane Flat Fire Lookout at Yosemite National Park, a two-story structure with a lower storage/garage level and an upper observation level, with roof overhang.
24.9
40.1
6158 ft.
Big Oak Road
Big Oak Road offers spectacular views of Yosemite Valley. Goes to the community of Foresta, CA (limited services). Wildcat Falls, located in the western quarter of Yosemite National Park alongside State Highway #140 is a string of falls and cascades. The waterfall's base is a mossy grotto that could be reached on foot and is popular among photographers and nature lovers.
26.1
42.0
6306 ft.
Tuolumne Grove
Northwest of highway; a sequioa grove near Crane Flat.
28.6
46.1
7021 ft.
Old Big Oak Flat Road: Campground
Southeast to Tamarack Flat, a campground at Yosemite National Park, off State Route #120, Access only through unpaved road.
39.5
63.5
8120 ft.
White Wolf Road
To White Wolf Lodge and Tent Cabin Area. Access Road to Lukens Lake.
44.6
71.8
7513 ft.
Yosemite Creek Road : Campground
Yosemite Creek Road, Yosemite Creek, flows north-south crossing State Route #120/Tioga Pass Road, On the south, lies Yosemite Creek Campground.
46.8
75.3
7995 ft.
Quaking Aspen Falls
A waterfall close to the State Route #120/Tioga Pass Road, in Yosemite National Park.
48.8
78.5
8097 ft.
Forest Route: Porcupine Flat
Along Tioga Pass Road/State Route #120, this forest route offers a clear view of Half Dome. Porcupine Flat Campground, a very quiet and remote campground located directly off CA State Highway 120.
52.0
83.7
8406 ft.
Access Road: Lake
To May Lake, a lake in Yosemite National Park. High Sierra Camp, where backpackers can stay in tent cabins located near the lake. Mount Hoffman overlooks May Lake.
54.2
87.3
8432 ft.
Olmstead Point
A viewing area inside Yosemite National Park, off State Route #120/Tioga Pass Road; offers an amazing view of Tenaya Canyon, the valley to the southwest, Tenaya Lake to the east, and Half Dome's north side.
55.8
89.8
8166 ft.
Access: Tenaya Lake
To Tenaya Lake, in Yosemite National Park, formed by Tuolumne Glacier and Tenaya Creek, that flows out from Tenaya Lake through Tenaya Canyon into Yosemite Valley.
56.4
90.8
8182 ft.
Forest Route: Glen Aulin
To Glen Aulin, a segment of the Tuolumne River valley, upriver from the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, located in Yosemite National Park, at an elevation of approximately 7,800 feet. Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp, a campground, one of six High Sierra Camps located in Glen Aulin next to the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park in California.
58.0
93.3
8383 ft.
Views Along Highway
Pywiack Dome, Medicott Dome, along the State Route #120, in Yosemite National Park.
62.8
101.1
8570 ft.
Cathdral Lake Trail
Cathdral Lake Trail. The Cathedral Lakes are two lakes located at Yosemite National Park, situated southwest of Cathedral Peak. Cathedral Peak, a peak in Cathedral Range inside Yosemite National Park. Fairview Dome, a prominent granite dome in Yosemite National Park, located north of Cathedral Peak. Pothole Dome, a granite dome on the West side of Tuolumne Meadows, at Yosemite National Park, located alongside State Route #120, north of Fairview Dome, Access is from the Tioga Pass Road/State Route #120.
63.5
102.2
8589 ft.
Yosemite National Park Road
Toulomne Meadows, a section of the Tuolomme River having gentle, dome-studded meadows. Lembert Dome and Mount Dana visible on the north; Tuolumne Meadows Campground. Excellent hiking and rock climbing are accessible from Tuolumne Meadows. One of the earliest stone structures in a National Park is the Parsons Memorial Lodge. The Sierra Club built this small building and is a National Historic Landmark.
64.4
103.6
8583 ft.
Access: Ranger Station
The Tuolumne Meadows Ranger Station and Comfort Stations, a rustic designed building at Yosemite National Park.
64.6
103.9
8596 ft.
Yosemite National Park Road
Goes to Toulomne Meadows. Lembert Dome, a granite dome at Yosemite National Park, can be hiked starting at the Tioga Road/State Route #120. Dana Fork Waterfall, a small waterfall on the Dana Fork of the Toulomne River at Yosemite National Park.
70.0
112.7
9698 ft.
Mono Pass
Access to Mono Pass, a mountain pass located in Sierra Nevada inside Yosemite National Park. Mount Gibbs, a mountain peak located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, south of Mount Dana.
72.3
116.4
9721 ft.
East Entrance to Yosemite
East Entrance to Yosemite National Park, on Tioga Pass Road/State Route #120, Gaylor Lakes, Granite Lakes, Upper Gaylor Lake, The Great Sierra Mine Historic Site, a historic mine site that preserves the site of the largest mining operation in today's Yosemite National Park. Tioga Pass, a mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada mountains, California State Route #120 traverses the pass, and is the eastern entry point for Yosemite National Park.
72.8
117.1
9665 ft.
Campground/Lake
Access to Tioga Campground located just off California State Route #120/Tioga Pass Road, on the western shore of Tioga Lake, a small glacial lake in the Inyo National Forest, California.
73.6
118.5
9524 ft.
Saddlebag Lake Road
Northwest to Saddlebag Lake and Greenstone Lake, located in the midst of Saddlebag Canyon.
74.0
119.1
9528 ft.
Ellery Lake
A lake on State Route #120, on Sierra Nevada Mountains. Kayaking and other outdoor activities are popular here.
78.5
126.3
7986 ft.
Trail to Ved Dog Lake
Walking trails to Ved Dog Lake, on the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, along the Tioga Pass Road/California State Route #120.
80.2
129.0
7398 ft.
Poole Power Plant Road
Parallels Lee Vining Creek, a creek located south of Tioga Pass Road, near the east entrance of Yosemite National Park.
82.3
132.5
7201 ft.
Log Cabin Mine Road
Northwest to Log Cabin Mine; The Log Cabin Wilderness Camp, a Boy Scout camp located in the Inyo National Forest. The 'Log Cabin' is a high adventure camp located on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains off Tioga Pass Road/State Route #120.
83.5
134.4
6837 ft.
US Highway 395
United States Highway #395 overlaps CA State Highway 120 to the south. Heads north to the community of Lee Vining, California, located west of Mono Lake.
84.3
135.7
6785 ft.
Picnic Grounds Road
To Mono Lake, an alkaline and hypersaline lake; a major touristic camping and recreational site. It is a critical nesting habitat for several bird species. Mono Lake Tufa Reserve.
84.8
136.5
6772 ft.
Horse Meadow Road

87.9
141.4
6864 ft.
California State Highway 158
Connects with United States Highway #395 on a south-east direction. Travels along a mountain streat just north of Grant Lake, Silver Lake, and June Lake. Community of June Lake, CA, nicknamed the 'Switzerland of California.' Tourists flock to this town in the summer for its various recreation activities such as fishing, hiking, off-road vehicle, photography, mountain/road biking, mountaineering, birdwatching.
88.2
142.0
6893 ft.
US Highway 395/De Tour: Lakes
United States Highway #395 departs from State Route #120, traverses the Inyo National Forest. South to Deadman Summit, a mountain pass which crosses the Long Valley Caldera's northern rim and connects Mono Lake with the Owens River watershed. Community of Crestview, CA (limited services).
91.3
147.0
6860 ft.
Access Panum Crater
South-east to Panum Crater, a rhyolitic lava dome that is part of the Mono-Inyo Craters, in California, located south of Mono Lake, along California State Route #120. It is about 600-700 years old.
93.0
149.7
6594 ft.
Test Station Road
North-west to Mono Lake Tufa Reserve (near the Lee Vining, CA). Amenities/Activities: Mono Lake, Visitor Center, self-guided nature trail, photography, swimming, boating, hiking, cross-country skiing, bird-watching, bird walks; and Mono Basin National Scenic Area, a protected area that surrounds Mono Lake and the northern portion of the Mono Craters volcanic field. Features the Mono-Inyo Craters, Panum Crater, Long Valley Caldera, and Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve.
95.4
153.5
Mono-Inyo Craters
South of highway. A 25-mile long chain of volcanic craters, domes, and lava flows from Mono Lake's northwest shore to the south of Mammoth Mountain.
97.4
156.7
7352 ft.
Road
Access to Mono Craters, Pumice Flat.
102.0
164.2
7864 ft.
Taylor Cyn Road

114.6
184.4
6572 ft.
Dobie Meadows Road

120.1
193.2
6617 ft.
Black Canyon Road/Sawmill Meadow Road
To Sawmill Meadow, Glass Mountain, one of the tallest peaks in Mono County, California. It consists of several lava domes and lava flows.
124.8
200.8
6450 ft.
Access Road: Lake
To Black Lake, a lake located just off State Route #120, west of Benton, California.
126.6
203.7
6463 ft.
Benton Crossing Road
On a south-west-northwest route, this road goes to the community of North Landing, CA; Lake Crowley; and the community of Benton Crossing, CA (limited services).
129.7
208.8
5633 ft.
Benton Hot Springs, CA
Community of Benton Hot Springs, California. Limited services.
133.7
215.1
5381 ft.
Highway Terminus/US Highway 6
Junction United States Highway #6 in Benton, California, a community located at an elevation of 5387 feet. This is where California State Route #120, some part of it named 'Tioga Pass Road' ends to the east. US Highway 6 travels north and crosses the California-Nevada state line. South to the community of Hamill, CA (limited services).