Answers to all your important Yosemite National Park vacation questions about wildlife viewing, pets in the park, and more.
After many trips to Yosemite and California's coast, our editor has created a list of her favorite things to bring along.
For the most part, pets are not allowed on any trails, minus these few exceptions. Dog food must be stored in bear proof containers.
Nearly 95 percent of Yosemite National Park is designated Wilderness. Wilderness is a special distinction granted by Congress protecting land from further development. The best way to experience the 1,100 square miles of the Yosemite Wilderness is to explore it first hand.
Exploring Yosemite's great outdoors can be fun for all ages, as long as you take simple precautions. Make time before your trip to learn a little about the park's safety hazards, so that your vacation will be carefree.
Internet and cell phone service is available in select spots within the national park, but not in the backcountry.
Take an electric road trip through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks.
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Yosemite's high mountain country means the air is dry and thinner. (There is less oxygen in the air.) Visitors who are coming from lower elevations will notice this, particularly when exerting themselves on a hike or other outdoor activity.
Visitors to Yosemite can drive on roads throughout the park. However, we encourage you to use shuttle buses, where available. Also, some roads are closed at certain times of the year.
There are several things you can do to help avoid experiencing the most common problems at altitude.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation for Yosemite Valley (4,000 feet / 1,220 m) by month.
Be as prepared as a Boy Scout. Here are the top 14 items to put in your suitcase and 1 item to leave at home.
Yosemite National Park is located in central California with unique Sierra Nevada gateway towns surrounding it. The park has five main entrances.
There are five entrances into Yosemite National Park, and the road to each of them offers unique sights to see along the way.
Find your perfect Yosemite Hiking Trail by answering a few questions, then see the Trail Guide for details.