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The Best Snowshoeing in Yosemite National Park

Looking for the best snowshoeing 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 Outbound community.

Top snowshoeing spots in and near Yosemite National Park

  • Yosemite Valley, California

    Snowshoe to Snow Creek

    5.0
    10.98 mi / 2700 ft gain
    Take the Valley shuttle to Mirror Lake Trailhead where you will begin your hike. After a flat 2 miles, you will begin the steep three miles up to snow creek as you take one switch back after the next.  This steep climb will reward you with beautiful views of Tenaya Canyon and give you a differen...
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  • Yosemite Valley, California

    Mirror Lake via Valley Loop Trail

    6.04 mi / 620 ft gain
    Mirror Lake via Valley Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Yosemite Valley, California

    Valley Floor Loop Trail

    20.57 mi / 1988 ft gain
    Valley Floor Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Glacier Point Trail

    0.59 mi / 52 ft gain
    Glacier Point Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Hike to Union Point via Four Mile Trail

    6 mi / 2332 ft gain
    Four Mile Trail is steep, but hikers efforts are more than rewarded. Union Point 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 Dome & Clouds Rest to the right. You can also see Yosemite Falls straigh...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    West Valley Loop Trail

    6.57 mi / 925 ft gain
    West Valley Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Inspiration Point Trail

    2.13 mi / 1066 ft gain
    Inspiration Point Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    Nordic Ski and Snowshoe to Glacier Point

    5.0
    21 mi
    Known for its breathtaking vistas, towering granite faces, and thundering waterfalls, Yosemite National Park truly is one of the world’s most astounding landscapes. Though the park covers nearly 1200 square miles, the vast majority of the ~4 million annual visitors spend almost all their time ar...
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  • Wawona, California

    Gin Flat Loop

    4.6 mi / 748 ft gain
    Gin Flat Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Tuolumne County, California

    Hike the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

    4.2
    2.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    The Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias is one of three sequoia groves in Yosemite National Park. This particular grove has gorgeous forest scenery and provides great solitude compared to the crowded Yosemite Valley. The trail used to be an old road offering a wide path with a gradual descent, makin...
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  • Wawona, California

    Crane Flat Lookout Trail

    2.75 mi / 351 ft gain
    Crane Flat Lookout Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Bridgeport, California

    Snowshoe to Cooney Lake

    3.5 mi
    When it's winter time, one of the best things you can do is experience the snow in the Eastern Sierra! If you've ever been hiking and/or backpacking in the Sierra, you know it's one of the most beautiful mountainous ranges in the US.  Driving up the Hwy 395 North past Conway Summit, turn left on ...
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  • Bridgeport, California

    Climb Matterhorn Peak via the East Couloir

    10 mi / 6000 ft gain
    Matterhorn Peak in the northeastern Yosemite Wilderness is an SPS Emblem Peak and many regard it as the beginning of the High Sierra, as there are no peaks higher to the north in the Sierra Nevada.There are many routes to the summit, but the shortest and most direct (though not easiest) begins at...
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  • Bridgeport, California

    Barney Lake Trail

    8.45 mi / 1194 ft gain
    Barney Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Bridgeport, California.
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Bloody Canyon to Walker Lake

    4.88 mi / 689 ft gain
    Bloody Canyon to Walker Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near June Lake, California.
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  • Mono County, California

    Obsidian Dome Trail

    1 mi / 75 ft gain
    Obsidian Dome Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near June Lake, California.
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