Yosemite is considered the temple to nature, in John Muir’s own words, “It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter”. It is one of the most breath-taking national parks in the world and contains elements of nature and an energy that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Some of the top ten attractions of Yosemite include: Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Glacier Point, Tunnel View, Mariposa Grove of Sequoias, and Mirror Lake to name a few. Mariposa contains over five hundred mature sequoias, which dwarf even the largest people and awe you with their beauty and splendor.
Yosemite Falls offers one of the most awe inspiring views in the country, not to mention the highest falls in North American. The falls can be divided into Upper Yosemite Fall which is 2425 feet long, the middle cascades which is 675 feet long, and Lower Yosemite Fall which is 320 feet long. All of these beautiful cascades can be viewed from both Yosemite Lodge and Yosemite Village. Amazing hikes can be taken around the falls so bring your backpack!
You can also take some of the many guided tours which offer unique perspectives on Yosemite’s majesty. One such tour is the Yosemite Valley Moonlight Tour. This tour offers a unique view of Yosemite by majestic moonlight which is sure to inspire just as much at night as it does during the day, with its own character and flair. The moonlight tour is available on the four nights of the year which lead up to the full moon. They are awe inspiring and beautiful, as you get to watch the huge shining vistas of Yosemite bathed in luxurious moonlight.
There are endless things to do in California. Take a look at some of our favorites – and they can all be done in or close to Yosemite National Park.
It’s easy to find peace & quiet, even in a busy park like Yosemite. Use these simple tips to step off the beaten path and maximize solitude and wonder on your trip to Yosemite and Mariposa County.
Discover the best birding locations in Yosemite Mariposa County. Birdwatchers love the wide variety of species found in Yosemite Mariposa County, from the clear piping of the Black-capped Chickadees that fill the air to rare species like the Phainopepla. Grab your binoculars and come to see the birds in Mariposa County.