Looking for a great trail in Yosemite National Park, California? AllTrails has 229 great hiking trails, trail 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. Ready for some activity? There are 100 moderate trails in Yosemite National Park ranging from 0.6 to 62.2 miles and from 3,802 to 12,542 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.

hiking
6 hours ago

This is a tough hike. Your legs will not be happy w your decision but it’s worth it. Go to the falls under the lookout

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no shade
off trail
scramble
12 hours ago

This is the hardest hike I have done. It was a trip to go up the cables. I have never seen a line of people with hella anxious faces trying to hang out for dear life. It was funny that the ranger was trying to spook everyone by giving his safety speech before we started sub dome. The thrill of getting to the top was amazing. Then the trip back was completely fine. Just a lot of walk. I mean you walk so much. I would suggest this to everyone who wants to cross it off their bucket list

Awesome views of half dome from lake

This trail was amazing! I hiked it with 5 other friends. Now we are all active duty military and this was still a very challenging hike for us. A couple of us wore smart watches and clocked in our total mileage at 13.2 miles. The elevation for this trail says 977 ft, but about half way through the hike it was made very clear that the elevation was very wrong lol. Once you get to Nevada falls, it makes everything worth it. At the top of the falls there was a small pool of water that made a great are to cool down. We started at 11 and ended at about 1730. We took about an hour break at Nevada falls so our actual hiking time was about 5-5 1/2 hours. Highly recommend being in shape and coming prepared with lots of water!

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rocky
19 hours ago

A hike not to be missed! We (a group of 6) hiked to Clouds Rest from the Sunrise Lakes trailhead today. Great weather & spectacular scenery. Lots of hikers on the trail but it was not too crowded. The Clouds Rest foot trail is not narrow at all (unless you consider a width of about 10 feet to be narrow). Do not be intimidated by other descriptions & try it out for yourself. We hiked on the left side of the foot trail for part of the way & on the "spine" for the remainder. AllTrails should correct the length of the trail in the description. It is 14 miles out & back.

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rocky
19 hours ago

Fun hike! Switchbacks about 1.5 in... long downhill after that that sucks on the way back. The ridge is not as narrow as it seems. The view is one of the best I’ve seen in Yosemite. It got crowded quick I wish I had left before 8am but my sleeping bag was so cozy!!! I’m glad I headed back down before 11am.

Took this hike a little further to Vogelsang lake for a quick dip and headed back to the lodge. Total miles: 16.5 Beautiful views at the lake. Great day to lead 30 hikers on a nice stroll.

hiking
21 hours ago

This hike never gets old! The cables were full coming down. So be prepared to be patient.. I suggest 3 L of water in a water filter..

Challenging but worth the effort. I can’t really add anything that hasn’t already been said about this trail. It was hard but a lot of fun and the views are spectacular. Start early and take plenty if water and some food to keep your energy up. Enjoy.

Amazing. Getting to see half dome and clouds rest on one hike made this the best hike I have done.

hiking
1 day ago

We did this loop in 2 days because after going down the backside of clouds rest we did half dome. Amazing loop and would highly recommend

Attempting to climb half dome tomorrow 9.14 need an extra permit if anyone has. I’ll be on the trail :) 714227-0849

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome hike! Make sure to leave early. Take plenty of water at least 3.0 liters. Down load the map to your phone. GPS worked great to know were you are on the trail. Especially when you leave early and in the dark. We left Curry Village at 3:45 am and were on the cables at 8:15 am and back to the valley floor by 1:30 pm. Make sure to be in good shape before trying this hike. I worked out every day for four months on my peloton bike. Went with my two sons and loved every minute of it.

The most beautiful trip I have done

Beautiful! Great switchbacks to Columbia rock if you want to double dip

It was already exhausting and we walked under the Steich 15km. The altimeters have made us good, but we packed it and the views were just fantastic .. indescribable.

This trail was a bucket list when i planned my Yosemite trip! It did not disappoint!! I would definitely say it’s a tough climb but well worth it all the way to Vernal and Nevada Falls. We came down the John Muir so did it counterclockwise finishing in 5.5 hours including breaks. Hiking time 4.5. My apple exercise app showed us at 7.1 miles. Would definitely do it again! No regrets!

on Half Dome Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Completed this trail in just under 17 hours from 5:30am to 10:30pm resulting in the last 2.5 hours in complete darkness. It's important to gauge the experience level of your group before starting any trail so that you can complete it before sunset. Light is a resource just like food and water. We took the mist trail going up and down, very dangerous at night since the falls steps are precarious and steep. Always carry a headlamp, just in case! Everyone always talks about the cables (challenging, yes), but the sub-dome is also a grueling climb. 2/3 of which is steep and narrow steps while the rest is a bit of a scramble up flat rock surfaces, very challenging on the way down. Once you're at the top, the trail is well worth the effort. There's a lot of room at the top so build into your hike at least half an hour to spend up there and explore. Also when we did it we saw a black bear by Nevada Fall Bridge at dusk on the John Muir Trail. I locked eyes with it for about two seconds and before I could react it ran into the woods. We decided to take the Mist Trail back after that.

hiking
2 days ago

hello I missed the lottery. did anyone have cancellation of 3 permits for the 13th. any help would be appreciated. contact pete 6192479064 call or text. thanks

I walked the trail from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point. Very exhausting but absolutely rewarding route !!. I started at 9 o'clock and it was not too many hikers on the way to Vernal and Nevada Falls. The long natural stairs along the falls are exhausting but you can marvel at the falls from all angles. The further way on the Panorama Trail is great (only a few hikers!) And you have a great view of the Half Dome, the Merced Valley and the other plateaus of Yosemite Park. Overall, the entire route is almost 16 km long with over 1,300 vertical meters. It can be very warm in the midday sun, despite many shadow passages. Recommended: sensible hiking boots (no jogging shoes), change shirt, water, something to eat, sunscreen and camera. Not: dogs

hiking
2 days ago

Unbelievable , one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen Hiked up the mist trail past Nevada Falls about a mile or 2 and we hit the must return window with half dome in sight Very disappointed with myself for not completing the hike But the people in our group made us get a late start 9:00 am and way to many breaks Should have gone by myself I won lottery tickets 2 days before on a whim Was visiting g the park and thought I’ll give it a go And “ wow” I got them But didn’t make it SADLY

hiking
2 days ago

Cool and windy at the lake with only a high in the 50’s in mid sept. Lake and peak together great photo op with some dark clouds mixed in. Many deer along the trail

Took my friend and I 4.25 hours to complete with an additional hour rest at the top. Take at least 3L of water, a hearty lunch and you’re good to go.

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off trail
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Absolutely no trail whatsoever but I managed to follow the rough guide shown here. Past the tree line, it’s a scramble through brush, bare rock, and gravel all the way. The beautiful views are worth the effort.

hiking
3 days ago

Had a great trail run over Labor Day. Highly recommended loop. I did clockwise. The steep rocky part feels short in this direction (and is only at the end). Leave yourself some time to enjoy the meadows. This would be a great backpacking loop and I wish I’d had more time out there to enjoy some side lakes and peaks.

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bugs
3 days ago

Elevation was 4,291 feet 12.2 miles Then a 1/2 mile to the parking lot views were amazing.

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