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Parks and nature in Yosemite National Park

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“Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. In Yosemite Village are shops, restaurants, lodging, the Yosemite Museum and the Ansel Adams Gallery, with prints of the photographer’s renowned black-and-white landscapes of the area. *In February you can view horsetail falls*”
  • 249 locals recommend
National Park
“If you're feeling like an adventurous day trip, it is possible to do one day trip to the Yosemite National Parks!! Each one way is about 4hrs non-stop. Otherwise you can camp here or choose one of the glamping options that the park has to offer. Each vehicle is charged $35 for one entry or $85 for all national park visit. If you do go here, make sure your first stop is the visitor's office, the rangers here are well versed in all the hikes here and can best cater your experience to your needs. On top of that, they're the most well-informed people you'd find here regarding park and road conditions. Yosemite is well known for the: - Half Dome - Hetchy Hetchy reservoir - Tuolumme Meadows”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Easy out and back that ends at a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole. Brrrrr! Its a cold dip but worth it!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Hike 1.2 miles/1.9 km round trip: A short walk to the base of this 620-foot (189-meter) waterfall that's one of the most famous in the world, photographed millions of times from Yosemite's tunnel view. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful area with incredible hiking & fishing. Boat service across the lake takes you into some spectacular backcountry without much effort.Once off the boat, the scenery will take your breath away.”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“Hike 2.2 miles/3.5 km round trip: Heart-starting views over the very sheer edge of the south rim of Yosemite Valley, with only the most basic of guardrails to hold you up. After you've driven to Yosemite Valley and gotten out of your car to look at El Capitan just because it's too tall to see the top of through your windshield, hike to Taft Point so you can look down on it instead.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Hike 2.25 miles/3.6 km round trip: This nearly flat hike takes you through two meadows in the heart of Yosemite Valley, crosses the Merced River twice - including a trip over the iconic Swinging Bridge (at left) - and provides multiple views of Yosemite Falls and Half Dome. Not only that, but the trail goes directly past the Lower Yosemite Falls trailhead AND a bar. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Campground
“Beautiful area with incredible hiking & fishing. Boat service across the lake takes you into some spectacular backcountry without much effort.Once off the boat, the scenery will take your breath away.”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
“Hike 2.2 miles/3.5 km round trip: Heart-starting views over the very sheer edge of the south rim of Yosemite Valley, with only the most basic of guardrails to hold you up. After you've driven to Yosemite Valley and gotten out of your car to look at El Capitan just because it's too tall to see the top of through your windshield, hike to Taft Point so you can look down on it instead.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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