Although Yosemite is breathtaking year-round, it’s hard to beat the view of the beautiful fall foliage colors appearing throughout the park in the fall. We’ve rounded up the top 10 Instagram photos for fall color from visitors in Yosemite Mariposa County using #YosemiteNation.
Photo by: @janetmartinezphotography
10. Fern Springs
Fern Springs is a small spring near the beginning of the Yosemite Valley and is a famous for it’s delicate cascades and stunning fall foliage.
Photo by: @virginiawoolfphotography
9. El Capitan
El Capitan is one of the world’s ultimate challenges for climbers but in the fall it’s one of the most beautiful spots for enjoying a picnic and watching the climbers scale the wall. Bring your binoculars!
Photo by: @naturesalbum
8. View of Half Dome
Half Dome is Yosemite’s most iconic attraction. The trail from Yosemite Valley is an extremely strenuous hike with cables on the steep granite domes. This beautiful shot can be seen from Stoneman Bridge.
Photo by: @byackevicz
7. Hiking to Glacier Point
Glacier Point is an overlook with an outstanding view of Yosemite Valley. Glacier Point can be reached by car, bus, shuttle, skiing or hiking the Four Mile or Panorama Trails.
Photo by: @imjustabill
6. Cooks Meadow
Cooks Meadow Trail provides spectacular views of Yosemite Valley and the changing foliage colors.
Photo by: @nathanmeckley
5. El Capitan Meadow
For a list of places to view El Capitan, including El Capitan meadow, check out these tips and suggestions for best viewing El Capitan.
Photo by: @roanlavery
4. Mist Trail
You can find excellent views of Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall from the Mist Trail.
Photo by: @exploreuniverse_
3. Fall Colors
The colorful leaves throughout Yosemite Mariposa County are beautiful on and off the trees. Check out ten additional spots for great photos in Yosemite.
Photo by: @shoreleavephoto
2. Mirror Lake
Mirror Lake can be accessed on a paved trail and is a good place to spot wildlife like coyotes and bobcats.
Photo by: @themalibuartist
1. Yosemite Valley
Looking for ways to see all of Yosemite Mariposa County? There are plenty of tours available to help you see all the grandeur that is Yosemite.
Do you have great photos of Yosemite you want us to see? Make sure to include #YosemiteNation with your next Yosemite Instagram photo!
Yosemite and Mariposa County are ideal places to take in the Perseid Meteor Shower through mid-August due to the area’s naturally dark skies. Here is our guide on where to take in the show.
Hiking in the winter in Yosemite is an other-worldly experience that should not be missed. Make sure you’re having the most enjoyable Yosemite hiking experience with these tips!
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say, “I want to go skydiving.” I bet I’d have a hundred dollars (probably more), and every time my reply would be short and certain, “Not me!” and I meant it. I couldn’t imagine having the courage to step out of a ‘perfectly good airplane’ and tumble to earth, with-or-without someone strapped very tightly to my back.