Best Fitness in Yosemite National Park

Looking for the best fitness in Yosemite National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Yosemite National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Backpack Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

    This is a rugged overnight backpack into the North country of Yosemite dropping in from Tuolumne Meadows into the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. The trail begins at an elevation just under 9,000' and drops to a low elevation of 4,500' almost 19 mil...

    46.7 miles 10610 ft gain

  • Rock Climb Penthouse Cracks, Yosemite NP

    The Penthouse Cracks in Yosemite Valley are a great introduction to crack climbing, in a safe environment. With fixed protection above the routes, you are able to safely top rope these climbs. Featuring a 5.8, two 5.10 climbs, and a 5.11, everyone...

  • Hike to Yosemite Point

    Starting at the Yosemite Falls Trailhead in Yosemite Valley, the trek up to the Upper Yosemite Falls overlook has a steep 3,175 ft elevation gain across switchbacks, rocks, and gravelly trails.  Hiking poles recommended, but not necessary.  The tr...

    8.5 miles 3635 ft gain

  • Hike the El Capitan Trail

    Start on the Yosemite Falls trailhead and work your way up. Yosemite Falls can be anywhere from a huge flow to a slow trickle depending on the time of year. Hiking boots are absolutely necessary and hiking poles are a huge benefit. Say hello to ro...

    15 miles 5662 ft gain

  • Hike to Moran Point via Four Mile Trail

    Four Mile Trail is steep, but hikers efforts are more than rewarded. Moran Point (Union Point on some maps) sits above Yosemite Valley at 6,332 feet - offering sweeping views of El Capitan and the valley entrance to the left, and North Dome / Half...

    6 miles 2332 ft gain

  • Reverse Summit of Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park

    Yosemite's Panorama Trail is undoubtedly one of the most scenic and worthwhile trails in the entire national park. The stretch that reaches from the valley floor to the top of Glacier Point involves 8.5 miles and a monumental amount of elevation g...

    17 miles 6100 ft gain

  • Backpack to Glen Aulin

    A waterfall oasis in the heart of the sierra. The Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp sits along the beautifully winding Tuolumne River. White Cascade an 80ft waterfall sits at the edge of camp and provides an excellent swimming hole at its base. Don't mi...

    13 miles 600 ft gain

  • Backpack Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite National Park

    Situated in the northwest portion of Yosemite National Park, Hetch Hetchy is is a not often visited treasure of the Central Sierra Nevada. In 1913, in an extremely controversial move, work on the O’Shaughnessy Dam was started to provide water to t...

    12.6 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Camp at Cherry Valley Campground

    Cherry Valley Campground is typically open from May - September, weather dependent. The fee is $22 for a single family site and $44 for a double family site. The campground provides vault toilets. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and ...

    4993 ft gain

  • Hike to the Top of Chilnualna Falls

    Many visitors to Yosemite head straight to the valley and don't often explore the other areas of the park. So if you are interested in staying away from the massive crowds and getting to enjoy the beauty of the park a little more quietly, the Wawo...

    9.2 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Camp at Big Sandy Campground

    This campground is a great location to stay if you wish to do a day trip into Yosemite National Park or Sequoia National Park. The campground operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each camp site comes equipped with a picnic table, fire ring...

  • Enjoy Lost Claim Campground

    Lost Claim Campground is extremely popular with visitors to Yosemite National Park, sitting just 15 miles northwest of the park boundary. Visitors to Lost Claim Campground can enjoy all that Yosemite has to offer - along with the amazing wildernes...

    3073 ft gain