Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Trails in Yosemite

Alder Creek Trail

The Alder Creek Trail leads northward from North Wawona and ends at Deer Camp. It forms the western portion of the Wawona Loop that can be accessed from Glacier Point Road or Wawona Road. The trail provides access to Alder Fall, a little-visited 100-foot cascade. This trail can be ...

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Badger Pass Trailhead - Yosemite XC Ski Center

Badger Pass Ski Area (also known as Badger Pass) is a favorite winter destination located within Yosemite National Park. It is situated five miles south-southeast of the Chinquapin intersection of Wawona Road (HWY 41 continuation) with Glacier Point Road in the southern area of Yosemite National Park. Glacier Point ...

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Bridalveil Creek Trail

The Bridalveil Creek Trail begins from the Ostrander Lake Trailhead along Glacier Point Road. The trail leads south along Bridalveil Creek then crosses a divide into the Chilnualna Creek drainage. It ends at Chilnualna Fall. This trail leads south from the trailhead and crosses a small creek on a ...

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Bridalveil Falls Trail

The trail leading to Bridalveil Falls is one of the most heavily used in the Yosemite Valley area of the park. Because of it's heavy use it is best to begin this trail early in the morning before most park visitors arrive. The trail begins from the Bridalveil Falls ...

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Bridalveil Loop Trail

Bridalveil Loop Trail leads in a loop around the western Yosemite Valley floor. It provides excellent views of Bridalveil Falls, Cathedral Spires, the Merced River valley and El Capitan. The trail can be accessed from various parking areas in the western portion of the valley. Bridalveil Falls parking area ...

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Buena Vista Trail

Buena Vista Trail begins at the Glacier Point Parking Area and leads southward to Buena Vista Peak. This trail leads through the Illilouette Creek drainage to its headwaters in the Yosemite National Park backcountry. It can be used in conjunction with several other trails to create a long loop ...

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Cathedral Lake Trail

Cathedral Lake Trail begins along the Tioga Road less than a mile west of the Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center. There is no official parking area at the trailhead, just a turn off on each side of the road with limited parking. From Tioga Road the trail leads southwestward, following ...

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Center Valley Loop Trail

Central Valley Loop Trail gains little elevation as it leads through the Merced River valley around the central Yosemite Valley of the park. This trail can be accessed from Sunnyside Campground, Sentinel Creek Picnic Area, El Capitan Bridge, Cathedral Picnic Area, Four Mile Trail and Yosemite Lodge. This description ...

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Changing Yosemite Trail

The Changing Yosemite Trail is a one-mile trail that begins in front of the Visitor Center, near shuttle bus stop #6. It winds through a nearby meadow and explores the changes that have led to the Yosemite we experience today. A booklet is available at the trailhead, and large-print ...

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Chilnualna Falls Trail

The Chilnualna Falls Trails is 8.2 miles round-trip and takes approximately five hours to complete with a 2,400 feet elevation gain. Begin at Chilnualna Falls parking area, two miles up the Chilnualna Falls Road The trail leads from the bottom of the parking area and along cascading Chilnualna Creek ...

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Clouds Rest Trail

Clouds Rest Trail begins from the Tenaya Lake Trailhead along Tioga Road slightly west of the lake. Follow the paved access road from the trailhead parking area across the outlet of Tenaya Lake to a trail junction. Bear right at this junction to reach Sunrise Lakes, Sunrise High Sierra ...

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Cook's Meadow Loop

Cook's Meadow Loop is a one mile trail, taking approximately 30 minutes. It is wheelchair accessible and leashed pets are allowed. Begin at Valley Visitor Center (shuttle stop #5 or #9) This short, easy walk offers stunning views of Half Dome, Glacier Point, and Royal Arches. From the ...

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Dog Lake and Lembert Dome

Dog Lake is 2.8 mile round-trip that takes around three hours.The trail begins 200 yards along the road to the east and rises steeply for 3/4 mile to a signed junction. Bear left to reach the top of the dome for a spectacular view of the Tuolumne Meadows area. ...

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Dog Lake Trail

Begin your hike to Dog Lake from the eastern side of the Lembert Dome parking area. The trail begins behind the restrooms and is signed for Lembert Dome and Dog Lake. The two trails begin together then fork within a quarter mile. The hike begins by gently ascending. After ...

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Eagle Peak Trail

This trail begins from the Sunnyside Campground or the Yosemite Lodge parking area via the north side Valley Floor Trail. It is steep with more than 125 switchbacks to reach the Upper Yosemite Falls overlook. The falls flow during the spring and early summer months. Eagle Peak lies three ...

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