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Best trails in Yosemite National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Yosemite National Park, California? AllTrails has 248 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 110 hard trails in Yosemite National Park ranging from 3.4 to 339.6 km and from 1,167 to 4,412 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
With over 3.5 million yearly visitors from throughout the world, the iconic Yosemite National Park is known for some of the most beautiful hikes and landscapes in the United States. There are over 800 miles of trails to explore through Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, and Wawona. Yosemite has so much to see including the sequoias, the flower filed meadows and valleys left behind from the glaciers, the highest waterfall in the United States, and the spectacular Half Dome and El Capitan. Entrance Fees You can pay the entrance fee or purchase an annual or lifetime pass at any park entrance station. (You can also purchase these in advance, if desired.) All park entrances (except Hetch Hetchy) are open 24 hours per day. If the entrance station is unstaffed when you arrive, you can pay on the way out. Seven-day pass if entering via: Non-commercial car, pickup truck, RV, or van with 15 or fewer passenger seats $35 per vehicle (no per-person fee) Motorcycle $30 per motorcycle (no per-person fee) Foot, bicycle, horse, or non-commercial bus or van with more than 15 passenger seats $20 per person aged 16 or older
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Map of trails in Yosemite National Park
Park information
Acreage
759620 acres
Top trails (248)
#1 - Vernal and Nevada Falls via the Mist Trail [CLOSED]
Yosemite National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(2568)
Length: 14.2 km • Est. 5 h 1 m
During the winter months, portions of the John Muir Trail in Yosemite are closed. Visitors can still visit the falls, but you must return on the stairs, instead of returning on the John Muir Trail. HShow more
#2 - Upper Yosemite Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Yosemite National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(1767)
Length: 11.6 km • Est. 5 h 3 m
Enjoy the thrilling views of looking down from the top of Yosemite Fall. Yosemite Fall, dropping 2,425 feet to the bottom of the valley from the top, is one of the most visited places in Yosemite NatiShow more
#3 - Half Dome Trail [CLOSED]
Yosemite National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(1730)
Length: 23.8 km • Est. 9 h 27 m
Half Dome is a serious endurance hike taking visitors 4800 feet above the Yosemite Valley to spectacular views of Vernal and Nevada Falls, Liberty Cap, Half Dome, and panoramic views of Yosemite ValleShow more
#4 - Vernal Falls [CLOSED]
Yosemite National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(1801)
Length: 5.6 km • Est. 2 h 16 m
There is some seasonality on this trail which may lead some temporary route closures. For more information, please check here: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/vernalnevadatrail.htmShow more
#5 - Four Mile Trail [CLOSED]
Yosemite National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(1322)
Length: 14.8 km • Est. 6 h 9 m
The Four Mile Trail switchbacks 3200 feet down from Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, providing wonderful views of the valley. See Half Dome, North Dome, El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, the Royal ArchesShow more
#6 - Lower Yosemite Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Yosemite National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1191)
Length: 1.6 km • Est. 26 m
A quick stroll to see Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in Northern America and 5th in the world crash down on the rocks below. Open year round, this trail is easy but icy in the winter. This isShow more
#7 - Clouds Rest Trail via Tenaya Lake [CLOSED]
Yosemite National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(909)
Length: 19.8 km • Est. 7 h 3 m
The best place to enjoy the view of Half Dome from the top. Cloud's Rest, a massive granite formation just northeast of Half Dome in Yosemite Valley, is famous for its very high degree of visual promShow more
#8 - Glacier Point Trail [CLOSED]
Yosemite National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(523)
Length: 1.0 km • Est. 24 m
Drive to the best view in all of Yosemite. This 270-degree view of the Valley, Half Dome, and 3 Falls will amaze you. Glacier Point is a popular stop for many new visitors to Yosemite National Park Show more
#9 - Sentinel Dome Trail [CLOSED]
Yosemite National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(725)
Length: 3.4 km • Est. 1 h 9 m
Sentinel Dome starts from Glacier Point Road and scales one of Yosemite's high domes and offers a full breathtaking 360 degree view. It provides one of the very best NP experiences for the effort youShow more
#10 - Mirror Lake via Valley Loop Trail [CLOSED]
Yosemite National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(858)
Length: 9.0 km • Est. 2 h 29 m
An easy loop trail in Yosemite National Park, the pathway around Mirror Lake is a must-see for its beautiful reflections of Half Dome and its abundance of wildflowers during the early summer months. MShow more
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