Yosemite National Park

This cathedral of granite holds so much opportunity for hiking, backpacking, climbing, and more. Head up to Tuolumne Meadows or into the backcountry for more magnificent scenery and solitude.

Top Adventures in Yosemite National Park

  • Backpack 10 Lakes Basin in Yosemite

    Beginning at the Ten Lakes trailhead, the trail to the lakes is a moderately strenuous uphill grind to Ten Lakes pass, followed by a quick downhill into the lake basin. We met a woman at the top who made sure we didn’t miss the short side trail to...

    13.8 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Backpack to Grant Lake

    The trail begins at the Ten Lakes trailhead (7600 ft) right beside Yosemite Creek. The first 4 miles start you on the ascent through the wooded forest, however there are portions of the trail that will take you through granite rock valleys marked ...

    13 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Camp at Yosemite Creek Campground

    Yosemite Creek Campground is on Tioga Road north of the valley at 7,700' elevation. There is a stream at this campsite which you can filter if you don't want to bring a lot of water. Offers access to unforgettable hiking trails. Open July-Septembe...

  • Hike to May Lake

    May Lake is a stunning, serene subalpine lake that rests at the base of Mt. Hoffmann. The May Lake turnoff is located four miles past Tenaya Lake. From the turnoff, it's 1.8 miles to the trailhead parking lot.During summer time, I will recommend ...

    3 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike to Mt. Hoffman

    The May Lake trailhead is at the end of a 2 mile unpaved road leading north from Tioga Road. The trailhead has pit toilets and bear lockers. (Please be sure to store any food, garbage, scented items, and empty coolers in these lockers while hiking...

    6 miles 2140 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Hoffmann via the East Chute

    This is a solid, day long trip. It is a great hike with a bit of a scramble on the way up to the summit massif and then again at the nearly 11,000-foot peak of Mount Hoffmann. You will have what John Muir described as his favorite view of Yosemite...

    6 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Backpack to North Dome in Yosemite

    To stay overnight in Yosemite without a reserved campsite requires a "Wilderness Permit" to camp, but you can camp anywhere. However, any fires need to be in pre-made fire pits (so rangers can know where to check for fires)Day 1 - Hike in from the...

    8.8 miles

  • Climb Hermaphrodite Flake to Boltway in Yosemite National Park

    This is a great 5.7/5.8 linkup for anyone looking for an intermediate climb in Tuolumne. Always read through beta on Mountain Project and Super Topo and having the book on hand is always a good idea. To find the route, this photo is super helpful....

  • Explore Tenaya Lake, Yosemite NP

    Tenaya Lake is located alongside Tioga Road in the park's Tuolumne Meadows region. There is a family-friendly trail that surrounds the lake. Though some spots along the trail on the western shore may require fording the waters, the 2.5-mile trip ...

    2.5 miles

  • Hike the Half Dome & Clouds Rest Loop

    Start and end this loop from the Sunrise Lakes TH along the Tioga Road, and in between you'll travel over 26 miles through Yosemite's backcountry gaining and losing over 7,000 feet in elevation. Unlike typical mountain summit hikes where it's clim...

    26 miles 7000 ft gain

  • Backpack Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest

    Start out at the Tenaya Lake Trailhead, where you can head directly onto the trail for Clouds Rest or you can branch off after 2.7 miles to Sunrise Lakes. This allows you to break up the hike, spend a night relaxing and help you have an early star...

    15.5 miles 1775 ft gain

  • Hike Clouds Rest

    The "younger" brother of the world famous Half Dome, Clouds Rest is in fact a solid 1,000 feet taller despite receiving significantly less attention. If you know about this hidden gem however, you're in luck. Starting out from the Tenaya Lake tr...

    14.5 miles 1775 ft gain

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    • Yosemite National Park, California

      White Wolf Lodge

      Breakfast and dinner service is available in the Dining Room.

      From $137/night

    • Yosemite Valley, California

      The Ahwahnee

      The Ahwahnee offers a gift shop with a focus on local artisans, a decadent sweet shop, a comfortable bar and a heated outdoor swimming pool. The Ahwahnee Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch, dinner...

      From $386/night

    • Upper Pines Campground, California

      Upper Pines

      Overview Upper Pines Campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,000 feet. The site is situated in ...

      From $26/night

    • Yosemite Valley, California

      Housekeeping Camp

      From Housekeeping Camp, you’ll have unmatched views of Yosemite Falls and Half Dome as you prepare your dinner on your campfire ring’s grill. Enjoy your meal on your covered patio as you take in th...

      From $108/night

    • Yosemite Valley, California

      Curry Village

      Seasonal amenities include ice skating, bike rentals, swimming pool, rock climbing and guided hikes.

      From $90/night

    • 9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive

      Yosemite Valley Lodge

      Onsite amenities include two restaurants, bar, bike rentals, gift shop, Starbucks coffee, guided tours, swimming pool, close access to Yosemite Falls.

      From $219/night

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