6 Can't Miss Yosemite Adventures

By: Liam McNally + Save to a List

With North America's tallest waterfall, ancient granite boulders protruding thousands of feet out of deep, lush valleys, and the Giant Sequoias that California is so well known for, Yosemite National Park epitomizes diversity in natural wonder. We know Yosemite has always been on your bucket list - as it should be - but with so much staggering beauty, it can be tough to even attempt making a game plan. That's what we're here for. Take a look at our six can't miss adventures and start planning your next trip.

Hiking Taft Point

Photo: Joel Bear

Take a quick sunset hike to catch a less popular but always beautiful view of Yosemite Valley and the iconic El Capitan. Learn More.

Hiking Glacier Point via Four Mile Trail

Photo: Joel Bear

If you're willing to put in the work on the Four Mile Trail, you'll be rewarded with this epic views of Half Dome and the Milky Way. Learn More.

Hiking Lower Yosemite Falls

Photo: Tiffany Nguyen

Lower Yosemite Falls is the final section of the largest waterfall in North America, and at just one mile round trip, you have no excuse not to check it out. Make the strenuous trek to Upper Yosemite Falls if you're looking for a challenge and fewer tourists . Learn More.

Backpacking to Young Lakes

Photo: Kyle Frost

Head into the backcountry and away from the crowds to camp beside two gorgeous mountain lakes. Learn More.

Hiking and Climbing to Mt. Conness

Photo: Alex Souza

The hike to Young Lakes wasn't enough for you? Set up base camp and spend the day bagging this 12,590 ft. summit before the return trip. Learn More.

Photographing Valley View

Photo: Tiffany Nguyen

Stand beside the Merced River and get a real sense for the staggering height of some of Yosemite's most iconic features from the ground floor view. Learn More. 

Cover photo: Tiffany Nguyen

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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