Hiking Yosemite National Park  by Suzanne Swedo

Hiking Yosemite National Park Guide Book

by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Yosemite National Park  by Suzanne Swedo
Lace up your boots and sample sixty-one of the finest trails Yosemite National Park has to offer. Fully updated and revised, and including color maps and photos throughout, Hiking Yosemite National Park features everything from short strolls and day hikes to multiday backcountry treks, every one of which will treat you to some of the world’s most stunning scenery and allow you to get the most out of this remarkably diverse natural wonderland.

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Trails from the "Hiking Yosemite National Park" Guide Book
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This extended backpack loop is probably the most challenging hike in the book. Not only is the distance long and the changes in elevation extreme (between 4,400 and 10,000 feet), but your window of op ...
Yosemite, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 58
This area returns lots of rewards for little effort. Elevations are low so it is accessible when the higher country is still under snow, yet there is plenty of glacially sculpted scenery and lots of l ...
Yosemite, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 28.2
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The hike to the two Cathedral Lakes is probably the most popular of any in the Tuolumne area (not counting the High Sierra Camp Loop) so wilderness permits are hard to come by, and the trail and lakes ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
This is a perfect weekend hike into the classic glacial scenery that is the hallmark of Yosemite. The route takes you up a glacial moraine, then along a series of lakes gouged out by the flow of ice, ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
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This is a perfect weekend hike into the classic glacial scenery that is the hallmark of Yosemite. The route takes you up a glacial moraine, then along a series of lakes gouged out by the flow of ice, ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
Chilnualna Creek seldom flows slowly, but instead tumbles in cascades and waterfalls almost constantly for most of its length. The most spectacular sections and highest waterfalls are found at the beg ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
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The narrow summit of Clouds Rest is the best seat in the house for enjoying the drama of Yosemite Valley and the country around it. From this vantage point, the star of the show, Half Dome, appears im ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.4
This is an easy and popular out-and-back day hike through lodgepole pine forest to a lovely lake, tucked out of sight of Tuolumne Meadows behind Lembert Dome. It is at its most beautiful in late after ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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This is a leisurely, flat, loop hike with views of North Dome, the Royal Arches, and Yosemite Falls, where you can visit Happy Isles Nature Center and the infamous 1996 rockslide, then stroll along so ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
Elizabeth Lake lies in a picture postcard setting at the foot of Unicorn Peak, a walk of only an hour or two from the Tuolumne Meadows Campground, so it is very popular; start early in the morning to ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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This is a steep but short day hike into a truly alpine environment where permanent snowfields lie in the shady folds of the mountains, and even in July you might have to skirt snow patches or wade thr ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
The Four Mile Trail is really 4.6 miles because it has had to be rerouted since its original construction. It is a steep, steady uphill-and-back pull to Yosemite's most famous viewpoint. It's a great ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
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There are more scenic wonders along the Glen Aulin trail, mile for mile, than on any other route below the high alpine zone anywhere in Yosemite. For most of its length it follows the course of the Tu ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
The Green Creek drainage offers high drama and great photos because of its vivid, red-and-white metamorphic rocks, intensely blue lakes, green forests, and in fall, golden aspen groves. It is a fairly ...
Bridgeport, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
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Half Dome is the symbol of Yosemite; its summit the goal of just about everybody who has ever donned a pair of hiking boots. It is a grueling workout, especially if you do it in one day, but if you sp ...
Yosemite, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16 miles
If you have time for only one hike in Yosemite, whether you want to spend the day on the trail or take only a short stroll, this loop (or part of it) is the one. It's what Yosemite is all about; massi ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
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This multiday loop hike has been included in the Hetch Hetchy section because it begins and ends there, but part of it extends into the remote north boundary country. Spring runoff in early season ma ...
Yosemite, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 46.5
Lake Vernon lies in a real subalpine setting at an elevation of only 6,568 feet, so this loop is a good way to get in a real High Sierra backpack while the higher country is still under snow.The wild ...
Yosemite, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 26.7
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This is a moderate, early season weekend hike with lots of wildflowers, birds, good camping, and a rare botanical treat at the end. Signs of the 2013 Rim Fire are evident, but many trees have been sco ...
Yosemite, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.2
Lembert Dome, among the premiere features of Tuolumne Meadows, is the huge, lopsided, smoothly polished mound of granite just north of Tioga Road. This hike takes you to the top of the dome, approachi ...
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
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