Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Trails in Yosemite

Ostrander Lake Trail

Ostrander Lake Trail begins on Glacier Point Road and leads southward into the Bridalveil Creek drainage. This trail is easy, but long. It makes a good weekend backpacking excursion. Begin the hike from the Ostrander Lake Trail along Glacier Point Road. Walk southward from the trailhead, crossing a small stream ...

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Panorama Trail

Panorama Trail is one-way to Valley floor (via Mist Trail). Begin at the Panorama Trailhead, Glacier Point (trails ends at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley) As its name implies, this trail offers some incredible panoramic views of Yosemite Valley. The trail crosses Illilouette Fall after two miles and continues ...

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Pate Valley Trail

The Pate Valley Trail begins at Harden Lake and leads 12.5 miles northeastward. The trail crosses the Tuolumne River within its Grand Canyon. It can be used in conjunction with several other trails north of Tuolumne Meadows to create a long backpacking or stock packing trek. To reach the Pate ...

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Pohono Trail

The Pohono Trail begins at the Glacier Point Trailhead and traverses west along the southern rim of Yosemite Valley. There are several opportunities to view the valley along this thirteen mile one-way trail. The path descends a total of 2,800 feet en route to Wawona Tunnel. Hikers may wish ...

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Polly Dome Lakes Trail

The Polly Dome Lakes Trail begins from the Murphy Creek Trailhead on Tioga Road across from Tenaya Lake. Begin hiking northward from the trailhead along Murphy Creek Trail. The path follows the creek through thick forest for the first mile and a half. Upon leaving the trees you'll see ...

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Poopenaut Valley

To reach Poopenaut Valley, begin four miles east of the Hetch Hetchy Entrance Station (look for small turnout on the right). This trail provides quick access to the Tuolumne River, descending 1,229 feet to the river below O'Shaughnessy Dam. ...

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Rancheria Falls

To reach Rancheria Falls, begin at O'Shaughnessy Dam and continue past Wapama ...

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Sentinel Dome and Taft Point

To reach Sentinel Dome and Taft Point, begin at Sentinel Dome/Taft Point trailhead (six miles east of Bridalveil Creek Campground turnoff) At the trailhead, turn left to head toward Taft Point and The Fissures. Your walk is easy at first, through forest and wildflower-filled meadows (in July). Watch your ...

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Sentinel Dome Trail

This trail begins from the Taft Point/Sentinel Dome Trailhead along Glacier Point Road. The trailhead is on the southern rim of the Yosemite Valley. This short hike leads to one of the most popular, and climbable, domes in the valley, and amazing views of the natural features within Yosemite ...

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Smith Peak (via White Wolf Campground) Trail

This trail begins from the White Wolf Campground and traverses northwestward to join Smith Peak Trail. The trail starts by following an abandoned road that leads north on the western side of the campground. This road parallels the Middle Tuolumne River for the first mile and a half then ...

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Snow Creek Canyon Trail

This trail leads from May Lake, west of Tuolumne Meadows, to Mirror Meadow, in the Yosemite Valley. The total mileage of this trip is ten and a half miles with and elevation loss of approximately 4,700 feet. For most of the route the trail roughly follows Snow Creek to ...

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Sunrise Lakes Trail

This 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. The left fork leads ...

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Swinging Bridge Loop

To reach the Swining Bridge Loop, begin at the Wawona Store parking area Follow Forest Drive, the paved road, two miles upstream from the store to the Seventh Day Adventist camp. At the camp, bear to the left onto a dirt road and continue a half-mile to Swinging Bridge. ...

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Ten Lakes Trail

The Ten Lakes Trail leads to the head of the Yosemite Creek drainage and into the Tuolumne River basin. Most hikers use this trail to reach Ten Lakes and Grant Lakes, but the trail continues to May Lake. It forms a long semicircle that leads past Tuolumne Peak and ...

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Trailhead - Mount Dana Trail

Mount Dana is a mountain on the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park in the U.S. state of California. At an elevation of 13,061 feet, it is the second highest mountain in Yosemite (after Mount Lyell). Mount Dana is the highest peak in Yosemite that is a simple hike ...

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