Yosemite National Park enthralls visitors with its diverse terrain, abundant wildlife, and incomparable scenery. 750,000 acres of soaring cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and lush meadows make Yosemite one of the world’s natural wonders.

Whether you want to marvel at the Park’s most famous landmarks or discover hidden gems, your trip to Yosemite starts here!

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Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley

The heart of the Park, and its most popular attraction.

Yosemite Falls, North America’s tallest waterfall, cascades 2,425 feet to the Valley floor far below. Light dances across the sheer granite faces of El Capitan and Half Dome, a natural performance unlike any in the world. A shuttle system, a web of paved walking paths and trails, and plentiful dining and accommodation options make a trip to the Valley effortlessly easy.

Established: October 1st, 1890

Size: 748,542 acres, or, 1,169 square miles; 94% of the park is designated wilderness.

Address: P.O. Box 577, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Campsites: 1,445 individual sites park wide

Overnight Accommodations: 1,729 units

Paved Roads: 360 miles

Developed Trails: 800 miles

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Wildlife Species (approximate)
Amphibians & Reptiles – 40
Birds – 242
Fish – 11
Mammals – 77

Flora Species:
Flowering Plants – 1,400
Trees – 37

Highest Peak: Mt. Lyell 13,114 ft.

Geographic Center of the Park: Mt. Hoffmann

Highest Paved Pass in the Sierra:
Tioga Pass, 9,945 ft.

Major Park Lakes: 318
With Fish – 127
Without Fish – 191

Rivers & Streams: 880 miles

Yosemite’s Ten
Highest Peaks

Mt. Lyell – 13,114 ft
Mt. Dana – 13,053 ft
Kuna Peak – 13,003 ft
Rodgers Peak – 12,978 ft
Mt. Maclure – 12,960 ft
Mt. Gibbs – 12,764 ft
Mt. Conness – 12,590 ft
Mt. Florence – 12,561 ft
Simmons Peak – 12,503 ft
Excelsior Mountain – 12,446 ft

Yosemite Valley Weather Data

Max Temp: 49°F
Min Temp: 26°F
Rainfall: 6.2in

Max Temp: 55°F
Min Temp: 28°F
Rainfall: 6.1in

Max Temp: 59°F
Min Temp: 31°F
Rainfall: 5.2in

Max Temp: 65°F
Min Temp: 35°F
Rainfall: 3.0in

Max Temp: 73°F
Min Temp: 42°F
Rainfall: 1.3in

Max Temp: 82°F
Min Temp: 48°F
Rainfall: 0.7in

Max Temp: 90°F
Min Temp: 54°F
Rainfall: 0.4in

Max Temp: 90°F
Min Temp: 53°F
Rainfall: 0.3in

Max Temp: 87°F
Min Temp: 47°F
Rainfall: 0.9in

Max Temp: 74°F
Min Temp: 39°F
Rainfall: 2.1in

Max Temp: 58°F
Min Temp: 31°F
Rainfall: 5.5in

Max Temp: 48°F
Min Temp: 26°F
Rainfall: 5.6in