Popular Trips in Yosemite National Park

Popular Trips in Yosemite National Park
Wapama Falls Photo
Hetch Hetchy Photo
Rancheria Photo
Rancheria Photo
Rancheria Falls and LeConte Point
by calipidder on May 08, 2010
Mather, California, United States
19.7 miles
It's pretty early in the season for Yosemite backpacking, but Hetch Hetchy is free and clear of snow so I decided to head out for the weekend and check out the wildflowers and waterfalls. My goal was to hike to Rancheria Falls on Saturday morning, set up camp, and then bag LeConte Point in the afternoon. Sunday I'd hike out and get back to the Bay Area with plenty of time for...
On the way from Chiquito Pass Photo
Forest Flowers Photo
Open spaces Photo
Well-built trail. Photo
Clark Range Loop
by steverod on Sep 03, 2010
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
40 miles
Early in 2010 I ran across an old Backpacker article describing a loop through southern Yosemite's Clark Range circling Merced and Triple Divide Peaks. The trip included high passes, enough mileage for a weeklong trip, and a distinct dearth of people -- what's not to like?So I sent in my permit application and started training.This hike proved to be a Sierran classic: granite-rimmed lakes, thick forests and open meadows, fields of talus...
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Blue Lake Photo
Miner's Cabin Photo
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Virginia Lakes to Summit Lake
by antonyw on Aug 12, 2011
California, United States
12.1 miles
Our original plans for the weekend were for a mellow family backpack with the girls but when the girls started to bail we changed plans and headed out to the Eastern Sierra. After leaving San Jose at 6am we arrived in Bridgeport at 12pm to pick up our wilderness permits at the ranger station.  Unfortunately(or maybe serendipitously) our first choice of the Green Creek trailhead had filled up with 40 people by 8am...
Valley Floor Loops (Big & Small) Photo
Staircase Fall Photo
Upper Yosemite Fall Photo
LeConte Memorial Lodge Photo
Valley Floor Hike - Yosemite National Park
by jasonchiu on Apr 23, 2010
Curry Village, California, United States
9.1 miles
Yosemite Valley is the must-visit site for all tourists who visit Yosemite National Park. The best way to enjoy the surrounding landscapes on foot would be a loop hike around the valley. The loops, below the rims, follows many of the Valley's first east-west trails and wagon roads. The smaller loop (Mirror Lake <-> El Capitan Bridge) is about 14 miles long. The bigger loop (Mirror Lake <-> Pohono Bridge) is about 19 miles long. You...
gettin ready to start Photo
lembert dome Photo
crocs are good for this Photo
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Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne featuring Goat Boy
by cornelius7 on Jul 01, 2010
Lundy, California, United States
31 miles
A lot to do in 4 days for us, but we had a great time. Lots of snattle rakes in Pate Valley and on the trail. more than i cared to see. The climb out is brutal going up to White Wolf, but we made it in pretty good time. lots of water to play in too, cold though.
Vogelsang Photo
Vogelsang-1 Photo
Vogelsang-2 Photo
Vogelsang-3 Photo
Vogelsang High Sierra Camp Loop
by jwania on Sep 06, 2008
Curry Village, California, United States
23 miles
Although I had heard about Yosemite's High Sierra Camps (HSC), I had never been to one.  A couple months back, I made a reservation for Vogelsang HSC for Sept 6th, the last night of their 2008 season.  The weather turned out to be perfect, cool and sunny.   Day 1 – To Vogelsang - I started the hike at 9:15 am from the backpackers car park before Tuolumne Meadows Lodge.  Vogelsang can be reached via Rafferty Creak trail (6...
Camped at Upper Pines Campgorund. (Curry Village, California, United States) Photo
Began at Happy Isles Photo
Merced River view toward the Vernal Fall directiion. Photo
Gaging station at Happy Isles. Photo
Vernal Falls Loop - Yosemite National Park
by jasonchiu on Aug 25, 2009
Curry Village, California, United States
4.8 miles
Hiking Mist Trail to Vernal Fall is one of the most popular activity in Yosemite Valey during the summer time. However, some people might feel it difficult due to the steepness and tall and wet stairs of the trail at the final approach to Vernal Fall. Hiking down could be more challenged for those folks. Here is a alternative. Instead of hiking down from the same Mist Trail you came from, you...
Yellow blazes Photo
Moss and snow Photo
Typical exposure Photo
Noisy ridgeline Photo
Yosemite Snowshoe: Dewey Point
by navratil on Apr 03, 2010
Yosemite West, California, United States
7.7 miles
This year, the family decided to spend the Easter weekend in Yosemite.  While looking for a good hike (trail not closed or covered in feet of snow, either a dozen+ miles or 1500+ feet or so, not something I've already done a bunch of times), I realized we'd be heading out the last weekend that Badger Pass was open -- giving me a great chance to finally go snowshoeing.  I asked around...
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Letshike To Clouds Rest From Tenaya Lake
by eYeks on Aug 08, 2009
Crane Flat, California, United States
12.7 miles
This trip had been a long time coming - I favorited jwania's Trip to Clouds Rest last year and finally we made it!This hike is longer than it is difficult - 15+ miles round trip - doesn't perhaps feel that long BUT it does because the trail requires a climb back up to 9200 feet on the way back. Climbing back up to get back down takes its psychological toll! The hike...
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Old license plates as trail markers Photo
Hey get that boulder out of the way! Photo
Campsite view Photo
May Lake to Snow Creek on Yosemite Valley North Rim
by calipidder on Jun 26, 2010
Yosemite Valley, California, United States
14.1 miles
I was holding out hope that the epic overnight trip covering a lot of miles and some cross-country travel I had planned for this weekend would work out, but this year's late snow cover would make it more epic than I wanted. So, at the last minute I trolled my Yosemite friends for conditions and switched plans to an easy overnighter from a low-traffic trailhead south of May Lake to a high-traffic...

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