There’s no better way to get up close and experience Yosemite Mariposa County and the Sierra wilderness than by setting out on foot and hiking. Hiking is one of the top things to do in Yosemite, and when you slow down and commune with nature, you see things you might otherwise miss. Things like waterfalls, wildflowers and wildlife that you can find at any turn on Yosemite hiking trails.
Wherever you start, chances are you’re close to a number of great Yosemite hiking trails. Discover the best hikes in Yosemite from Half Dome hikes past Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall, to Yosemite hikes to lakes or through the ancient Mariposa Grove and more, there are so many trails in Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County, and so many excellent guide books and maps describing them that you’ll never be at a loss for a great Yosemite hike. And don’t forget to book an unforgettable place to stay when the sun sets and it’s time to pack it up and refresh yourself for another day of hiking in Yosemite. Because nothing beats the comfort of a warm fire when the day’s finished.
And don’t forget there are plenty of great hikes outside of Yosemite as well for you to explore.
- Wapama FallBegin at O’Shaughnessy Dam – Parking available above at the overnight campground area or day use parking along the road. This trail takes you to the base of Wapama Fall, […]Read More
- Half DomeEasily the most recognizable landmark in all of Yosemite, Half Dome is a granite dome formation at the eastern end of the Yosemite Valley. Half Dome is one of the […]Read More
- Chilnualna Falls – WawonaIf you thought Yosemite Valley was the only part of the park with waterfalls – think again! There are many wonderful waterfalls beyond the Valley floor and Chilnualna Falls (pronounced […]Read More
- Mariposa Grove of Giant SequoiasThe Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia Trees, near Yosemite’s South Entrance, contains about 500 mature giant sequoia trees, perhaps the largest living things on Earth. The oldest Yosemite giant sequoia […]Read More
- Briceburg Hike Toward YosemiteThe stunning Merced River runs near the Briceburg hike toward Yosemite. When the river is high, it is common to see rafts floating by. Highway 140 also follows the river […]Read More
- Briceburg Hiking Trail WestThe Merced River runs next to the Briceburg hiking trail west, providing the melody of rushing water. Occasionally, you will see rafts and kayaks floating along the river. The steep […]Read More