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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.

22 hours ago

A perfect quick hike with stunning views at the top of Sentinel Dome.

Beautiful trail w/ tremendous views. The rock scramble about 3/4 of the way up can be hard to navigate. Watch for the cairns going up and retrace your steps going down. I found the All Trails GPS very helpful.

Endless stair climbing. Incredible views that come with a price for those who aren't at the top of their physical game. Slow and steady wins the day. Start early and enjoy.

1 day ago

Easy trail with beautiful, iconic valley views. Be sure to do the full 5 mile loop.

Great trail with amazing views!!

Great hike. Trees are beautiful!

Great quick easy little hike. The view is more than worth the 30 minutes. Some people...... even climb up during the dry months.

2 days ago

Amazing trail offering great views of El Captain and Half dome.

Beautiful hike by Mirror Lake. We went in Oct and there was still enough water to see the reflection of Half Dome. Saw a big buck deer by the water and a big rockfall just past the lake. Took a break at the turn around point and took in the view back down the creek. Easy hike with not much elevation change. The second half of the loop is a paved road for the shuttle buses. Still beautiful though.

3 days ago

Seeing Yosemite via Half Dome Hike was an amazing experience. I've been to Yosemite a few times but seeing it up-close and personal was awe inspiring!!! Pics and videos will not capture it's true grandeur and beauty! This is a must do hike.

Everyone's experience with Half Dome is unique to the challenges they face accomplishing the feat of climbing it whether physical or mental. But the choice has to be made by you alone. There is no wrong or right decision. You're life is literally in your hands when you climb the cables. From what I read, there has been a total of 60 deaths on this hike. Take your time and be safe.

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beautiful trail, easy to get to. just watch out for crowds and slippery rocks.

BEAUTIFUL. So worth it! we took a nap at the top. Beware there is a spot that is just carved out of the cliff with just a small railing attached.