Columbia Rock Yosemite National Park Columbia Rock Viewpoint Yosemite Falls Trail Hike Yosemite Valley California
Yosemite Valley looks great from the bottom up, the top down, and even the middle out. For this neither-up-nor-down view over Yosemite Valley, visit Columbia Rock, a viewpoint on Yosemite Falls Trail perched about thousand feet up the north wall of Yosemite Valley. The hike from Camp 4 up to Columbia Rock is 2.2 miles round trip with 985 feet of elevation change. Of course, continuing up... Read more.
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Tagged with · National Parks · Yosemite Valley
Distance: 2.2 miles · Elevation change: 985 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 31, 2018
Yosemite Falls Trail Yosemite National Park Upper Yosemite Fall Hike Yosemite Valley California
Yosemite Falls is incredibly beautiful and incredibly big. It is the tallest waterfall in North America, the 5th tallest waterfall in the world, and a star along the north wall of Yosemite Valley. Hiking to Yosemite Falls is one of the greatest things visitors can do in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Falls drops a total of 2,425 feet, beginning with the cliff-leaping 1,430-foot Upper... Read more.
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Tagged with · National Parks · Waterfalls · Yosemite Valley
Distance: 7 miles · Elevation change: 2715 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 31, 2018
Housekeeping Camp Yosemite National Park Lodging Accommodations Yosemite Valley California
Yosemite National Park receives four million visitors per year, filling the park's campgrounds and hotels. When all the campsites are reserved and the hotels have no vacancies (or list prices that are uncomfortably high), consider a middle option provided at Housekeeping Camp in the middle of Yosemite Valley. Housekeeping Camp offers 3-walled units with canvas roofs and flaps – imagine... Read more.
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Happy Isles Trail Yosemite National Park The Happy Isles Merced River Hike Yosemite Valley California
Near the amazing hiking trails in Yosemite Valley is the designed-to-be-delightful Happy Isles Trail. The easy 3/4 of a mile walk at Happy Isles explores a pair of small islands in the Merced River at the east end of Yosemite Valley. While the trail doesn't feature a show-stopping attraction (like Lower Yosemite Fall Trail), the Happy Isles live up to their name – a pleasant and happy... Read more.
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Tagged with · National Parks · Wheelchair-Friendly · Yosemite Valley
Distance: 0.75 miles · Elevation change: 50 feet
By: Published: Last updated: September 10, 2018
Camp 4 Campground Yosemite National Park Walk-in Campground Yosemite Valley California Tent camping
Camp 4 is a historic campground in Yosemite National Park – and that's not even hyperbole; the campground is listed with the National Register of Historic Places "for its significant association with the history of modern rock climbing in America." Reservations are needed at the other campgrounds in Yosemite Valley, but Camp 4 is the exception, with 35 shared first-come first serve walk-in... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 7, 2019
Panorama Trail Yosemite National Park
Panorama Trail is a nearly 10-mile long point-to-point hike from the top to the bottom of Yosemite Valley. Starting at Glacier Point and ending at Happy Isles, the trail descends 3,200 feet and is filled with sensational views. You could not pick a more panoramic start for Panorama Trail than Glacier Point, a spectacular drive-up overlook atop the south wall of Yosemite Valley. The trail... Read more.
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Tagged with · John Muir Trail · National Parks · Waterfalls · Yosemite Valley
Distance: 10 miles · Elevation change: 3200 feet
By: Published: Last updated: April 19, 2018
Half Dome hike Yosemite National Park John Muir Trail Half Dome Trail
It might be half a dome, but it's a full day's hike - 16 miles round trip from Yosemite Valley with 4,800 feet of elevation gain. Is Yosemite's much heralded bucket-list hike worth all the hoopla? You bet it is. Half Dome is an iconic element of the Yosemite landscape and the trail to its summit is a one of a kind. The hike up Half Dome is a major challenge (and a major reward). ... Read more.
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Tagged with · Backpacking · John Muir Trail · National Parks · Summits · Waterfalls · Yosemite Valley
Distance: 16 miles · Elevation change: 4800 feet
By: Published: Last updated: September 9, 2019
Mist Trail Vernal Fall hike Yosemite National Park Nevada Falls John Muir Trail Loop
On the path to Half Dome, Yosemite's most imposing bucket list hike, are two impressive waterfalls coursing down the Merced River. The Mist Trail provides the steepest most intimate experience of Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall. John Muir Trail takes a more gradual route to the top of Nevada Fall and is the most practical route for those continuing to Half Dome. Day hikes on the Mist Trail... Read more.
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Tagged with · John Muir Trail · National Parks · Waterfalls · Yosemite Valley
Distance: 6.1 miles · Elevation change: 1925 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 20, 2018
Mirror Lake Trail Royal Arches Cascade hike Yosemite National Park easy hiking Yosemite Valley reflective pool bike path
Wedged between the granite walls of Half Dome and North Dome on the east end of Yosemite Valley, visit an enticing body of water that doubles the Yosemite splendor. Mirror Lake, which is not actually a lake but rather a shallow seasonal pool, is famous for its reflective beauty. Due to it's popularity and easy-to-reach-ness, a few trails lead to Mirror Lake. The most traveled option is a... Read more.
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Tagged with · Creeks · Lakes · National Parks · Yosemite Valley
Distance: 2.8 miles · Elevation change: 100 feet
By: Published: Last updated: February 6, 2018
Yosemite Fall Lower Yosemite Falls waterfall hike Yosemite National Park
A pair of paved paths lead to a viewing bridge below Lower Yosemite Fall, creating a 1.2-mile loop to the foot of the tallest waterfall in North America, and the fifth tallest in the world. The western side of the loop is laid out in a line with Yosemite Falls to provide absolutely eye-popping, jaw-dropping, imagination-defying, awe-inspiring views of the 2,425-foot waterfall. This is a... Read more.
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Tagged with · National Parks · Waterfalls · Wheelchair-Friendly · Yosemite Valley
Distance: 1.2 miles · Elevation change: 100 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 31, 2018

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