Explore Yosemite

Inspiring artists, naturalists, and poets for centuries, the beauty of Yosemite is legendary.

Mountains & Landscapes

Prehistoric glaciers that once washed down over the mountains and cliffs have formed unusual U-shaped valleys and left behind granite rock formations for you to marvel at, such as Half Dome and El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley. Read More...

Other Parks - Yosemite's Neighbors

Surrounding Yosemite are national parks and state parks that are as diverse as California itself. These include Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Read More...

Sequoias

As if super-sized waterfalls and granite rock formations weren't enough to make you feel as small as a bug, Yosemite and its nearby national parks also protect giant sequoias, the biggest trees on Earth. Read More...

Waterfalls, Lakes & Rivers

The Yosemite Valley claims some of the USA's most impressive waterfalls, lakes, and rivers. Read More...

Wildlife of Yosemite

Like so many national parks in the US West, Yosemite is an outstanding haven for wildlife. You don't have to stray far from paved roads to spot a black bear sow and her cubs foraging in a grassy meadow, or a red fox racing across new-fallen snow. Read More...

Yosemite History

Explore Yosemite history. And in the Yosemite region, mining ghost towns, California's Gold Country, and historic sites await your exploration. Read More...

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