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West Valley Loop Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.6 mi Elevation gain 429 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Camping Hiking Horseback riding Road biking Snowshoeing Walking Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Fee No dogs
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Cali Sun
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Easy and beautiful

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Brad Utterback
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Easy hike with minimal elevation changes. Took a shortcut across the river to make it back. Lots more to see!

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Jeremy Rolfe
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Boring trail by itself, but it takes you to the exciting places.

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Rubi Morales
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Andrew Pucci
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This is not a bike friendly trail. It is part of the Valley Loop Trail and is suitable for walking/hiking only.

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Jennifer Grant
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Hiking

Nice level trail with great views of El Capitan. Trail had a lot of fallen trees to maneuver around and was muddy in places but my 5 year old did it with only a little help.

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Heidi Broberg
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The tram takes you around the valley floor. So although it's a loop it's more of a road not a hiking trail. FYI. But a bike is a great way to go on the bike path. It's just busy in the summer.

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Claire B
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The Yosemite Valley Floor Loop is an awesome, easy, and convenient way to see the main features of the Valley. It's flat and accessible for pretty much everyone, but it can be long for some folks. IT'S OPEN YEAR-AROUND! I have hiked it before and it's great, just really crowded. However the last time I did it my friend and I rode her horses, now THAT is the way to do it.

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Daniel Riley
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If you're staying in Yosemite, rent a bicycle and take a spin around the valley!

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Tamara Ferrero
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Sam K
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Barbara Zhang
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Jean Wong
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Yash Dave
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Iam Wood
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James Chi
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Jeremy Rolfe
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Andrew Maltsev
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Ryan Johnston
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Jason Pearce
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Taylor Turner
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Ezequiel MartinezFlores
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Bruce Bierwirth
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Bulamro Estrada
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Dohyung Kim
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Mitchell Beckman
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Tammy Souder
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Elliott Collyer
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