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Things to Do at Yosemite National Park

All kinds of things to do around Yosemite: hiking, biking, tours, drives

Yosemite Valley, the Most Popular Stop in Yosemite Park
Most visitors head straight for Yosemite Valley - and with good reason. There's a lot to see there. Use this guide to find out what's there, where everything is - and get some great ideas for the best way to see it all.

Easy Walks and Short Hikes in Yosemite Valley
Any of these easy walks and short hikes in Yosemite Valley will take you to see something special - and some are quite flat.

Glacier Point
You'd have to be suspended in the air to get a better view of the Yosemite Valley than you can from Glacier Point. Find out how to get there - and what time of year it's open.

Hetch Hetchy
It's a drowned valley, on the edge of Yosemite, with a dam and a lake - and waterfall that pours into the lake. Find out why you might - or might not - want to go.

Hite Cove Trail
It's outside the park boundaries, but because the Hite Cove Trail is one of the best wildflower walks anywhere, we thought you should know about it. Find out how to get there, get some trail tips and learn when the wildflowers are in bloom

Mariposa Grove
This is where the big trees are, about 500 mature giant sequoias to be exact. It's an easy hike around them in summer, but during winter, you'll have to walk, snowshoe, or ski up the road to get in. In summer, you can also take a guided tram tour to Mariposa Grove from the valley.

Rock Climbing
At one of the world's finest mountaineering schools.

Skiing at Badger Pass
Skiing is one of the popular winter Yosemite activities. Fun for the whole family!

Tioga Pass
Visitor information for Tioga Pass Yosemite

Waterfalls in Yosemite
Depending on the season,  you can see a lot of waterfalls in Yosemite - and in spring, some of them are spectacular.


Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Everybody seems to enjoy a ride on an old-fashioned steam train. This one runs through the forest, just a few miles outside the Yosemite west entrance on Hwy 41.

Yosemite Trails Pack Station
It might sound like a place you should visit before you start your trip, but actually, it's a great place to go on a horseback trail ride, enjoy a cowboy barbecue or take a winter sleigh ride. They're in Fish Camp, near the Western entrance to Yosemite.

More Yosemite Activities
The National Park Service offers a ton of things you can do and this list summarizes them all.

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