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Easy-moderate Yosemite 6/11/17 Map
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hiking
6 hours ago

Fairly easy, well trafficked even in winter. Nice views looking up! Some small streams to cross and one spot with scrambling in the winter. Best spots are after the lake when it gets quiet!

snowshoeing
muddy
snow
17 hours ago

We completed this trail on Jan ’19. We drove from Merced to Half Dome Village (In Yosemite). We parked at half dome village. We were at the shuttle stop at 8am (at the half dome village). The shuttle showed up right at 8am and it took us to badger pass (~30min). We started hiking / snowshoeing for about 2.5 hrs and made it to Dewey point. We experienced great views and we ate a few snacks at the top. Then we came down. It took us 1.5 hrs and took the bus back to the valley at 2pm. It was a great 8mi hike / snowshoeing.

Best time to hit this would be mid day to get the best lighting for photos. It is 1k of elevation per mile basically so it's not exactly easy but the trail quality is good for the most part. Trail was busy on our way down at about 1130AM so it's up to you if you can handle the crowds. We chose to hit the trail early to have the spot to ourselves.

hiking
18 hours ago

This trail was amazing and a good workout. We accidentally ventured off the trial and the view just kept getting better. Can’t go wrong!

Beautiful views of the valley. We used this loop in August as a leg-stretch the day after we did Half Dome. Flat and very easy, and you can do whatever parts of the loop you want to do and make it however short or long you want, really.

on Bridalveil Fall Trail

5 days ago

East short walk in the snow.

5 days ago

Pleasant easy walk in the winter, when there are few visitors. beautiful forest.

on Bridalveil Fall Trail

5 days ago

Pretty trail in winter.

Short and sweet! Easy walk to the bottom of the falls.

Was quick and easy... nice view!

cross country skiing
18 days ago

Skiing Warning: Despite this site and YNP trailmaps, this is not a x-country ski route! The meadow portion is great, but after that is marked as black diamond = most difficult. Very icy, narrow, steep, winding. Never had to hike so much in my ski boots.

not really a hike but a short walk but worth stopping and checking specially if you have little kids as we do. they loved it. we did it on December and it was impressive. the little creek was frozen adding additiona attractive

lovely easy hike, not much of a lake but the views and that forest is totally worth it.

Fairly easy, though there is a paved road side and an unpaved side that’s a little more challenging.

Great views of half dome. Areas to stop and throw rocks in the water, if that’s of interest. Decent picnic type hike. Still open and clear in the winter.

Park at north pines camp ground if you can. There’s also a shuttle stop if you are able to get on the shuttle.

Beautiful!

This trail during late December is a bit snowy and slippery near the top. The view is beautiful at about the halfway point and in my opinion there is no need to do the whole thing thing if you don’t feel like it since the view is practically the same. If you go during snow bring good footwear and at least a hiking stick to avoid slipping. I would do this again in spring.

epic view

Just beautiful. Not many people in the winter months, at least, so a peaceful walk alongside the river. Stunning rock scapes and a scenic bridge over the river at the half way point. The mirror image was worth everything!

Awesome views. Great way to take in Yosemite Valley.

A short; worthwhile hike to escape the crowds of tunnel view. Can find a few spots where the trees are not obstructing a full view of The Valley. Arrive early for parking.

Not much of a hike but the view of the falls is stellar. Parking lot fills up quickly so plan a very early trip. Stop by tunnel view afterwards just up the road

Easy and fun hike and amazing 360 degrees view of Yosemite at the end. Loved it!

walking
2 months ago

Super short hike but the views are pretty!!

Easy, fun, amazing views.

super easy hike!

Beautiful trail in the fall, the leaves are falling, crisp air and deer sighting. Relatively easy on both paths, small incline of stone steps but it can be done. Good hike for all ages.

Magical, went all the way to the top, where the waterfall hits the ground, pure heaven ☺️

Don’t miss the magnificent views here! And don’t be scared by the 252 feet—the elevation gain is less than that.

hiking
2 months ago

Bridalveil Falls trail, Yosemite. Water still falling in November when some of the other Yosemite Falls have dried up. Beautiful, ethereal, don’t miss it. I’ll be coming back in late spring.

Always a good trail, family friendly, fantastic perspective of Half Dome.

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