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Top 5 Hikes in Yosemite National Park

top hikes in yosemite

Hikes in Yosemite National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the United States, with more than four million people going there each year.

This park in California was established in 1890. It features a canyon that is one mile wide and seven miles long, and it also has a river that runs through it.


After you receive your ESTA Application, you could start your Journey here. It should come as no surprise that this results in superb hiking opportunities. The task of selecting only five of the greatest was challenging, but in the end, we were able to reduce it down to the very best of the best.


Cathedral Lakes


This hike of 8 miles is considered moderate in difficulty and often takes anywhere from three to five hours to accomplish. The track will take you all the way up to Upper Cathedral Lake, and then it will take you back down by the same path. Even though it’s going to be busy, it will be well worth the effort.


You can find hikes which loops back at an offshoot trail leading to Lower Cathedral Lake. This track is only a half-mile long.


This lake may be Yosemite’s most breathtaking attraction. Bear in mind that there is a limited amount of parking at the trailhead, and to guarantee yourself a spot, you will need to be there as early as possible.


Bridalveil Fall Trail


This is the shortest hike on this list, with a total distance of only a half-mile round way.


The path is accessible to people of varying fitness levels and is available throughout the year. However, because it is not paved, wheelchairs cannot make the journey.


When you first arrive in Yosemite Valley, one of the first vistas you’ll get to take in is of Bridalveil Falls. The waterfall is at its most impressive in the spring, although the walk is lovely during the other seasons as well.


Four Mile Trail


The name of this path is somewhat deceptive, but as long as you are aware of what you are getting yourself into, it is without a doubt well worth the effort.


A little less than five kilometers separate you from Glacier Point (9.6 miles round trip). This challenging hike takes the better part of a day to complete.


You will take in incredible views of Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, and Yosemite Falls as you reach the top of an old toll trail after a strenuous ascent.


At Glacier Point, which also has a few facilities and vending machines selling refreshments during the warmer months, visitors can make their way back to the trailhead.


Yosemite Falls Trail


Do you want to visit the tallest waterfall in North America?

Come and check out this hike that is 7.2 miles long!


You should prepare yourself to do some climbing, as this is typical for most of the trails in Yosemite National Park. There are switchbacks, and as you climb higher and higher, the woods will begin to thin out as you reach higher and more open plateaus.


Because of the height, you will have a great perspective of the valley and all of the natural wonders that are located there. Add on a side excursion to North Dome or Eagle Creek if you’re in the mood for a little more excitement than usual.


Glen Aulin Trail


We finally found a hike that does not have an excessive amount of elevation gain, but the distance more than makes up for it.


This is a reasonably easy hike that winds along the Tuolumne River as it makes its way to Glen Aulin. The round-trip distance is 11 miles, and the terrain is mostly level.


As you travel further, you will witness an increasing number of waterfalls.

Tioga Road, which leads to the trailhead, is only accessible from June through October; thus, before you set out on your journey, you should check the website of the National Park Service to ensure that it will be available.