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Yosemite National Park is home to some of the most scenic and spectacular hikes in the world. Over 3.5 million visitors travel from all corners of the world every year to marvel at the waterfalls and hike the famous trails of the 3rd oldest national park in the United States (Established October 1, 1890). With over 800 miles of trails you are sure to keep yourself busy. Most visitors head straight for Yosemite Valley, but there are many great hikes in Wawona, Tuolumne Meadows and the Hetch Hetchy as well. The park's elevation ranges from 2000ft to 13,114ft (600m to 4,000m), stretching from Giant Sequoia groves housing 200ft trees over 2,000 years old, to breath-taking valleys carved by glaciers, and home to the highest waterfall in America, to alpine meadows filled with rivers, lakes, and wildflowers. Half Dome and El Capitan rise from the central glacier-formed Yosemite Valley, as does Yosemite Falls, North America's tallest waterfall. Three Giant Sequoia groves and vast wilderness are home to diverse wildlife. Tuolumne Meadows is a great area to visit to get away from the large crowds in Yosemite Valley. This area is a few thousand feet higher than the valley and may take some time before becoming completely acclimated. Wawona is in the south western part of Yosemite National Park and is much less visited compared to the Valley. There are several highlights of this area including the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia which was protected by Galen Clark 150 years ago and is home to over 300 massive Sequoias, some of the largest and oldest trees in the world still alive today.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful. But when we got to the top. We were in cloud cover. So glacier point looked like nothing. Cleared up on the way down. Union point was a good side trail. Yosemite is awesome. Bring water. Or eat the snow like I did. It works.

One of my favorite trails in Yosemite

hiking
4 days ago

Did this tail with best freidn in 2014. amazing views on top of the dome, where we spent about 3 hours taking photos.. We didn't get up that early so we were able to take the shuttle to trail heads, and came back just at sunset.
How I miss you.

on Half Dome Trail

5 days ago

walking
7 days ago

As with just about every trail in Yosemite, the crowds of people are overwhelming. This trail, however, is worth it, especially in the spring when it's actually a lake, not a pond or puddle. Our three year old (At the time) was not able to make the entire walk and had to be carried.

This is a short and easy hike in either summer or winter. The crowds are plentiful and the reason why I gave it four stars. Based on beauty alone, it would be a five star trail.

Awesome hike with incredible scenery along Yosemite creek. End point is Yosemite falls where there is a swimming hole. Heaven.

easy hiking
but beautiful place

full moon and nice weather
amazing camping

Backpacking with my Family