There’s no better way to really get up close and experience the sierra wilderness and Yosemite than hiking.
Wherever you are, chances are you’re close to a great hike. There are so many trails in Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County, and so many excellent guide books and maps describing them. Bring a good pair of walking shoes and pick up books or maps of Yosemite, Sierra National Forest and Stanislaus National Forest at the Visitor Centers and stores in Yosemite Park and in Mariposa, Coulterville and other gateway towns.
With over 800 miles of trails in Yosemite National Park, you’ll find the right one for your family or group.