Valley Floor Loop Trail

EASY 36 reviews
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Valley Floor Loop Trail is a 20.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mariposa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1581 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Couple years ago

1 month ago

Considering how many people there are in the valley, we had most of this trail all to ourselves and it was lovely. We shortened it to a 7 mile loop that included El Capitan, Yosemite falls and sentinel dome views.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail run to see the late light on Half Dome above Mirror "Lake."

hiking
1 month ago

If you are planning on hiking this trail, know that west of bridalveil falls on the south side of the trail, there are many impassable spots (unseasonably high rivers, washed out trails, and otherwise hard to follow parts) that required us to backtrack to the road and follow that until after the bridge where you start heading east again.

However, other than that segment, it was a beautiful hike and a welcome break between harder days of hiking.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Was a nice bike ride

2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

There's no better place in the world to be than in the Yosemite Valley. The Valley Loop Trial provides incredibly heavenly views of nature's magnificence. Best time to venture here is late October-early November or March ( to avoid the masses).

hiking
2 months ago

Surprisingly uncrowded. A pleasant walk through forest and meadows.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. The only problem is that part of the trail is flooded. The trail disappeared on the northwest side of the valley on the way back to our car. We got turned around somehow..... Thank God for GPS and "Find my Car". I forgot to turn on any hiking apps and my husband turned his on approximately 1 mile into the hike. We hiked 7 1/2 hours and more than 21 miles due to having to double back on the trail. Not too bad for 50 yr old newbies.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

9 months ago

The distance makes the whole loop trail a moderate one.

walking
10 months ago

11 months ago

Really enjoyed the walk. Very easy, lazy stroll. Not heavily trafficked.

11 months ago

Only did part of this but got to see each waterfall!

Saturday, August 13, 2016