Elevation: of 6,039 feet (1,841 m)
Length: 4,233 feet (1,290 m)
The Wawona Tunnel is a highway tunnel in Yosemite National Park, which carries Wawona Road (which becomes California State Route 41 outside of the park) through a mountain on the south side of the Merced River. It is located on one of the three main roads providing access to Yosemite Valley, the most visited section of the park.
After passing through the tunnel, Highway 41 then goes to Chinqualpin Junction where Badger Pass / Glacier Point Road is, at an elevation of 6,039 feet (1,841 m) above sea level. The Wawona Tunnel is 4,233 feet (1,290 m) long, and as such, is actually the longest highway tunnel in California at this time. (The proposed Devil's Slide tunnel in Pacifica, California, will be 4,149 feet (1,265 m) long when it is completed in 2011, and the Caldecott Tunnel in Oakland, California is 3,771 feet (1,149 m) long in its longest bore).