Day Hikes in Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park is one of the world’s most loved national parks. The park lies in Central California on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Range. The national park is best known for Yosemite Valley, with its world-class waterfalls and huge granite monoliths towering over the meadows along the Merced River. In the high country to the east, Toulumne Meadows boasts boulder-strewn rolling meadows along the Tuolumne River and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Sierras surrounding the landscape. More than 90% of Yosemite is roadless wilderness and home to more than 750 miles of trails.

Day Hikes in Yosemite National Park is a collection of 80 day hikes in and around Yosemite. The guide provides access to all of the well-known park features as well as many lesser-known trails and destinations. Highlights include incredible waterfalls, granite monoliths, expansive alpine meadows, giant sequoia groves, and unforgettable views from unique perspectives that are only accessible from the hiking trails. Outstanding scenery surrounds every trail regardless of its difficulty.

Each hike includes:

  • detailed map
  • accurate driving and hiking directions
  • distance/time/elevation statistics
  • list of relevant maps
  • summaries to help hikers find a trail appropriate to their ability and desire
  • several overall maps to show the hikes in the greater area