In the mood for a short hike? A long haul? A wildlife adventure or a waterfall + swimming hole destination? This park has it all. Here are some of our favorites:
YOSEMITE VALLEY: Home to many cliffs and waterfalls that make this park famous! Make sure to arrive early for parking.
WAWONA: Originally home to American Indians, this land is now one of the most popular places to camp and enjoy a great piece of Yosemite history.
MARIPOSA GROVE: The largest grove of giant sequoia trees in Yosemite and home to over 500 mature sequoias!
TUOLUMNE MEADOWS: Take a drive through this open subalpine meadow graced by the winding Tuolumne River and surrounded by majestic peaks and domes.
HETCH HETCHY: A treasure of Yosemite that is worth visiting. One of the longest hiking seasons in the park and is an ideal place for spring waterfalls and wildflower displays.
WONDERING WHERE TO GRAB A BITE?
Yosemite has so much to offer, but if you are looking for a place to call home base you can go to any time of day, Base Camp Eatery is definitely the spot. Looking for more? Check out our recommendations:
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