In Yosemite you can traipse beside meadows on a glacier-carved valley floor or in the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, then clamber beside thunderous waterfalls. How do you know which trail to hike? Start with our Trail Chart that asks you two simple questions.
Hit the trail during your Yosemite vacation! Choose Yosemite National Park trails based on how easy or family-friendly they are.
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Just a half day's drive south of Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are rewarding destinations for hikers of all ages and abilities.
East of Yosemite's high country, on the other side of the Sierra Nevada, lies a wonderland of lakes and waterfalls, alpine meadows, and geological oddities.
The valley has an iconic rock formation called Kolana Rock, and Wapama Falls which flows year-round, yet relatively few people visit this area of the park.
Whether you want to get out of the car and do a little exploring, or you're planning a backcountry adventure on foot or horseback, we've got just the thing for you and your family.
JMT hikers will walk past a plethora of photogenic scenes - Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Cathedral Peak, Trissider Peak and Columbia Finger.
Yosemite National Park is home to many tall mountains, trails are often loose, steep and dangerous (with little or no room for error).
The John Muir Geotourism Center, now closed, had a mission to enrich the natural and rural communities by inspiring people to explore, learn, share and preserve the values of the John Muir Legacy through innovative and creative programs.
Even if you live by the phrase “take only photos; leave only footprints” when you’re outdoors, it still might seem counterintuitive to pack out food scraps and toilet paper.
Starting from the Happy Isles on the valley floor, the challenging Mist Trail climbs a granite staircase beside Vernal Fall and on to Nevada Fall.
Few trails offer more eye candy than the Panorama Trail, which earns its name with unprecedented views of Yosemite's most famous landmarks.
Head to these granite gems for big vistas and easy treks across rock that is full of geology lessons.
Stroll past Yosemite Falls, Tenaya Lake, and the Half Dome on these "bucket list" hikes in Yosemite National Park.
Before you hit the trail, become familiar with these hiking terms.
Find your perfect Yosemite Hiking Trail by answering a few questions, then see the Trail Guide for details.
The popular book and soon to be movie "Wild" takes a hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. 70 miles of the trail winds through the park including Tuolumne Meadows.
Go on an unforgettable hiking vacation. Wildland Trekking has a tour that fits nearly anyone who loves to hike in world-renowned, breathtaking landscapes.
Permits for climbing Half Dome can only be obtained via lottery from March 1-31, so early planning is essential.