North Fork is an unincorporated community situated 40 miles northeast of Fresno at an elevation of 2640 feet. It is minutes from Bass Lake and only 31 miles from the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. Visit our stores and pick up some supplies
Sierra Vista Scenic Byway: Beautiful mountain country awaits you! The Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway is one of the most beautiful drives in all of California. Few folks even know about this gorgeous Sierra Nevada route just south of Yosemite.
The entire stretch from North Fork to the exit point on highway 41 past Nelder Grove (home to 150 mature Sequoias), takes approximately five hours – plus time for breathtaking scenery stops! The Byway is a seasonal route, generally open from June through October.
Some parts of the road are blocked by snow during the winter months since the roads are not always plowed or maintained. If a trip is being planned for the spring or the fall months, call ahead to the Minarets Ranger District (559-877-2218) to check road and weather conditions.