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Yosemite National Park

Experience deep valleys, sheer cliffs and some of North America's best waterfalls in the country's 3rd National Park
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 150.9 miles
Duration: Unknown

Overview :  Yosemite is the 3rd oldest national park in the United States (Established October 1, 1890), and one of the favorite parks in the... more »

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id_65448
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.2 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
A quick walk to a stunning waterfall, believed to be the home to the protector of Yosemite Valley
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Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 8.4 miles
Duration: Full day
Hike this lesser-known trail to discover Chilnualna Falls with a wading pool and cascades waiting at the top.
id_96972
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.3 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Drive to the best view in all of Yosemite. This 270-degree view of the Valley, Half Dome, and 3 Falls will amaze you.
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Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 15.7 miles
Duration: Full day
Yosemite National Park's iconic day hike, with stunning views over Yosemite Valley from the top of Half Dome.
id_65451
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.3 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
A quick stroll to see the tallest waterfall in Northern America crash down on the rocks below
id_1624880
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Rating: 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.5 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
An easy walk in Yosemite National Park with reflections of Half Dome and wildflowers all around.
id_71031
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 6.5 miles
Duration: Half day
Hike to two breath-taking waterfalls along Yosemite Valley's most popular hiking trails
id_1611423
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 8.9 miles
Duration: Unknown
A mostly-downhill hike with views of Half Dome, Nevada Fall, Vernal Fall, Yosemite Falls and the Yosemite Valley
id_7942
California, United States
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 27.8 miles
Duration: Multiple days
A strenuous 2-4 day backcountry trip full of meadows, mountains, and waterfalls
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California, United States
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.6 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Enjoy a relaxing break to the sounds of the Tuolumne River after this short hike through the meadow
id_1591803
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.5 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Take a relaxing stroll around a beautiful meadow with this easy 3.5-mile loop

Points of Interest

Yosemite Valley is by far the most popular area of the park, attracting visitors from every corner of the world. It is home to the most famous sights as we well as the largest crowds. The valley is about 7 miles long (and about 1 mile wide) and contains many great hikes such as the Mist Trail, which passes 2 spectacular waterfalls before... More

2. Tuolumne Meadow

Tuolumne Meadows is about a 90-minute drive from the valley and offers a completely different perspective on the park. At around 8500ft at its lowest point, it is a mile higher than the valley and is filled with wild flowers, rivers, and sharp granite peaks. The only way to access this area by car is along Tioga Road, which is closed Novermber... More

3. Wawona and Mariposa Grove

For yet another view of the park, visit Wawona and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees (located near the southern entrance to the park). The historic Wawona Hotel has a swimming pool, golf course, a beautiful meadow, and a great restaurant. Nearby you can go on horseback rides or hike up the steep trail to Chilnualna Falls. The highlight of this... More

4. Hetch Hetchy

If you are searching for a more isolated area, away from the other hikers, for your wilderness experience, try the Hetch Hetchy valley. Home to many back-country trails, this area is the least-visted in the park. Although it is in the shadow of the Yosemite valley (it's hard to find something that isn't), this area is not to be missed if you are... More

5. Beware of Bears

There are thousands of bears in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and it is best to take all necessary precautions (You don't want your doorless car to be featured on the bear warning fliers). Many bears have become accustomed to human food, and while they will likely be more afraid of you than you are of the bears, don't be foolish. Most... More