Originally protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is a beautiful destination, full of wild life and tranquility, perfect for exploring.
21 Epic Things to do in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite consists of nearly 12,000 square miles of ancient giant sequoias, vast wilderness areas, deep valleys, and endless waterfalls.
Not Just a Valley, But A Shrine to Human Foresight
For a majestic view, be sure to plan a stop at Glacier Point. The views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and Nevada Falls are impeccable. You can hike or drive and should get there early.
An easy walk & a must-see during your time in Yosemite. The Falls are especially impressive in the Spring when water flow is more intense.
A gorgeous but nerve-racking 2-mile hike. This one is for adrenaline junkies. With fissures that drop 100 feet, don't let the kids run ahead on this hike; definitely keep them close.
Taft Point Hike
For the history buffs or to make the trip more educational stop here. Check out historical houses, stagecoaches, & a covered bridge. A view of what life used to look like in Yosemite.
Embrace the Beauty
With endless hiking trails, majestic views, magnificent waterfalls, and towering Sequoias, the best thing to do at Yosemite is to take in all the nature & embrace the beauty.
We recommend experiencing the tranquility of the High Sierra by camping in the park. Check out Curry Village or the North Pines Camground for options.
Yosemite is more than just a park. You'll be captivated by the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life. It is truly a magical experience.
Bucket List Worthy
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Other fun things: go skiing at Badger Pass, golf at Big Trees, visit the Swinging Bridge, raft the Merced River, or relax at Tuolumne Meadows.
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