These Natural Wading Pools Are Northern California’s Best Kept Secret

During the summertime, it can be tempting to hit up the local swimming pool and call it good. But where’s the fun in that? Swimming in one of our natural wading pools is so much better. These incredible pools are hiding within the Stanislaus National Forest and they require some hiking to get to them. However, once you see these pools you’ll be so glad you made the extra effort. They’re that good.

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Don’t these natural wading pools look divine? You could spend all day soaking and taking in the views. Be sure to check out our list of 7 Swimming Holes In Northern California that are perfect when you need to beat the heat!