Access to High Sierra Meadows
Directions to High Sierra Meadows:
There are two main routes to the Meadow; Beasore Road and Minarets Road. The direct Beasore Road route uses Grizzly Road but can be used in conjunction with Minarets Road. The direct Minarets Road has the option of using or not using Beasore Road or using or not using Grizzly Road as these routes can be combined somewhat depending the traveler’s preference.
If you are coming from North of Merced, the fastest route is the Beasore Road route when the road is open. Otherwise, you must continue all the way around Bass Lake to North Fork to use the Minarets Road route.
If you are coming from south of Merced or Fresno, you have the option of coming either route; Beasore Road or Minarets Road or combination thereof.
The various combinations are NOT going to be identified herein. It is assumed that as a High Sierra Meadows property owner, you are aware of the combination routes for traveling to and/or from the Meadow. Thus, only the two basic routes will be outlined herein for visitors who may not have traveled to the Meadow previously.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Beasore Road route is usually NOT available early in the season due to snowdrifts. It is not uncommon during normal snow years for Beasore Road to be inaccessible until mid-June or even first of July. Check website for road conditions or call the USFS office in North Fork.
Depending on the snow levels, it is also possible that access via Minarets Road may be delayed as well but usually opens a lot sooner than Beasore Road. Again, check website for road conditions or call the USFS office in North Fork.