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Re: Fern Springs

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Fern Springs
April 21, 2009 07:48AM
Can anyone provide specific directions to get to Fern Springs, the famous tiny waterfall photographed by Ansel Adams and others? I know it is in the vicinity of the Pohono Bridge, but where? I must have driven right past it last year. Are there signs on the road for it? Is it near the road or is a hike required to get to it?
Thanks for your help.
avatar Re: Fern Springs
April 21, 2009 09:34AM
It's about a quarter mile (or less) from the bridge (junction of Northside, and Southside drives) on the right. You can't miss it.

Re: Fern Springs
April 21, 2009 10:48AM
Thank you for your reply. Do you remember if it is a paved path or dirt?
avatar Re: Fern Springs
April 21, 2009 12:59PM
It's right there at the road. No path needed.
Re: Fern Springs
April 21, 2009 01:59PM
Yes, you'll see the paved pulloff area, first on the right after you cross the bridge. And probably somebody(s) there with a tripod 8^). Definitely go across the highway too, and down to the river. The spring goes under the highway and down to the Merced, and often that's a more scenic spot than the official spring. The spring area is pretty around dogwood time (May and thereabouts) and in autumn.

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Re: Fern Springs
April 22, 2009 08:33AM
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