Looking for a great trail in Yosemite National Park, California? AllTrails has 245 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 109 hard trails in Yosemite National Park ranging from 2.1 to 211 miles and from 3,828 to 14,475 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

One of the best "bang for your buck" hikes at Yosemite. Full guide and turn by turn images on HikingGuy com

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over grown
rocky
20 hours ago

Tried to hike this in late June 2019. Tried to follow the trail, but we kept losing it because everything was so overgrown and we weren’t even sure if we were on the trail or if we were on a parallel trail created by people like us or an animal track. No idea. Tried it a few different ways before giving up because we didn’t want to get lost, hurt, or damage anything.

simple, flat hike with amazing views of half dome. we hiked the boulder field on the side of half dome. going off route will not get you into trouble

icy
muddy
1 day ago

This is a great trail if you did a challenging trail the day before. Mostly flat, really pretty views. Most people didn't go beyond the lake and really missed out.

icy
snow
1 day ago

Great hike, beautiful views. Slippery after 1.5 hours and most of the way to the top because of packed snow and ice. Needed spikes. Passed people on my way down who did not have proper footwear and they were slipping consistently. Best to get an early start. Otherwise the trail gets crowded with non-hikers.

Beautiful walk!!! Perfect!!

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scramble
2 days ago

This is an incredible hike, highly recommend. It can get crazy with people, so get there at sunrise for the best experience. I have a full guide with turn by turn visuals on HikingGuy com, check it out first.

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off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
3 days ago

Indian Creek Class 3 scramble, super fun beginning please know when to turn back .. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HIKE IN WINTER” if you plan to complete this hike please note this is not for beginners. Other then that have fun and enjoy. This scramble takes up up 3,000ft above the valley floor connecting you with North Rim Trail gaining about another 400ft to Yosemite Point, head west towards Yosemite Falls and descend via Yosemite Falls.

hiking
4 days ago

Did this hike shortly after sunrise on Jan 21st. Quite a few switchbacks but not bad for the 1.3 miles. Amazing views of the valley and half dome. Can also hike for another 15 min to get a glimpse of upper yosemite falls if you dont want to hike all the way up (especially if snow is a concern in the +5000 ft range). Took me roughly 2 hours round trip.

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icy
muddy
snow
5 days ago

the hike was really nice! it’s good for casual hikers and families - we some a couple people with young kids on the loop. it’s relatively flat and when we went, even though there was snow it was packed down and relatively easy to navigate the mushy parts.

hiking
5 days ago

One of the toughest and best scenic hikes ever!

Wow! Amazing views if you can make it to the top of Nevada Falls. Absolutely breathtaking. It is pretty icy and slippery at some points, especially on the way up to Nevada Falls. Def recommend at least proper hiking shoes, if not spikes.

on Gin Flat Loop

snowshoeing
5 days ago

Traveled the first 1.5 miles of the loop (Tioga Pass) on Jan 20, 2020, and the snow was soft and slushy at some parts, and pretty patchy—about one third of it was barely several inches deep in snow, or completely bare road. Will need to wait for more snow and colder conditions (it's been in the 40s the last couple days), otherwise expect your snowshoes/skis to be scratching pavement.

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snow
5 days ago

A very nice and quiet stroll during the winter. Did this on 1/19/20. Most of the trail is covered. Snow is packed down, but there are so tricky spots, so reccommend poles and spikes/snowshoes.

Excellent views for the price. The short hike offers better views of half dome than some of the more strenuous hikes.

Easy hike that gives you excellent views from the Valley floor. You don't have to do entire trail. You can always make use of the Valley shuttle system.

A fairly long drive which leads to very small hike. Great bang for your buck. You get a strenuous hike view without the hike. Make sure to check for Glacier Point road closures when planning your trip. The road is typical open Late May through roughly October.

A short and very easy hike to see one of Yosemite's best landmarks. A must do if you are in Yosemite Valley.

hiking
icy
snow
6 days ago

About 6 inches of snow on the trail when we went. Trail is beautiful but be prepared to navigate in the snow as the trail might not be visible. I also recommend wearing gear appropriate for snow hiking

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