12 Unforgettable Things to Do in Yosemite National Park


Things to Do

This 2.5-mile hike will take you to the base of the tallest waterfall in North America. The trail is steep, but the views are worth it.

Hike to Yosemite Falls


This scenic drive takes you through the heart of Yosemite National Park, with stunning views of mountains, meadows, and lakes.

Drive Tioga Road


This lookout point offers incredible panoramic views of Yosemite Valley and the surrounding mountains. You can drive or hike to the point, and it's especially beautiful at sunset.

Visit Glacier Point


This alpine meadow is a great place to hike, picnic, and enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite.

Explore Tuolumne Meadows


This popular trail takes you past Vernal and Nevada Falls, offering stunning views and plenty of mist to cool you off.

Walk the Mist Trail


This 12-mile bike ride takes you through Yosemite Valley, with stunning views of El Capitan, Half Dome, and Yosemite Falls.

Bike the Valley Loop Trail


This giant sequoia grove is home to some of the largest trees in the world. You can take a shuttle or hike to the grove.

Visit Mariposa Grove


This iconic rock formation is a challenging climb, but the views from the top are breathtaking. You'll need a permit to climb Half Dome.

Climb Half Dome


This gentle river offers a fun and relaxing way to explore Yosemite Valley.

Raft the Merced River


Yosemite has plenty of backcountry campsites that offer a unique and peaceful camping experience.

Camp in the Wilderness


This lookout point offers some of the best stargazing in the park, with clear views of the Milky Way.

Stargaze at Glacier Point


Yosemite offers a variety of ranger-led programs, including hikes, talks, and stargazing events.

Attend a Ranger Program


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