Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park Guide Book

by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park  by Suzanne Swedo

112pp/maps
ISBN: 9780762796861

Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park is a perfect guide for those who want to sample the best of Yosemite within an easy day's walk, from the valley's famous domes and waterfalls to the park's more remote but equally spectacular corners. From a short stroll to an extended ramble, this book is for hikers of every ability, age, and interest.

© 2015 Suzanne Swedo/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 24.
... Preview: Bridalveil Creek flows over the southern wall of Yosemite Valley through a defile between Cathedral Rocks and the Leaning Tower. But before it reaches the bottom, 620 feet below, the wind catches, tat ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: Chilnualna Creek seldom flows quietly—it rushes and crashes and roars almost constantly for most of its length. One of the most spectacular sections of falling water is just above the point where Chil ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Wawona , CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
... Preview: A moderately steep but shady uphill climb takes you to the shore of this pretty little lake tucked in behind Lembert Dome. It’s worthwhile anytime, but photography is best in the afternoon. Set out no ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This flat hike, partly along the Merced River, passes through forests, meadows, and a swampy fen, with very fine views of North Dome and the Royal Arches. Along the way you can make an optional visit ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: The view from Glacier Point is surely one of the most spectacular in the world. Half Dome occupies center stage, brooding over slickrock Tenaya Canyon and Mirror Lake at the east end of Yosemite Valle ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: This popular hike follows the first mile of the famous John Muir Trail along the roaring Merced River to where Vernal Fall plunges down the final step of the Giant Staircase. The way is steadily uphil ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This is an upside-down hike to the top of a seldom-seen waterfall and should probably be considered at the very upper limits of an easy day hike, but it isn’t difficult if you take your time. Remember ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Lembert Dome—among the premiere features of Tuolumne Meadows—is the huge, lopsided, smoothly polished mound of granite just north of the Tioga Road. This loop will take you all the way around the do ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: Yosemite Falls is among the most famous and frequently photographed falls in the world, and this walk gives you the closest top-to-bottom head-on view you can get anywhere. The trail crosses a bridge ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: This easy and popular hike through forest and meadow to a quiet lake is a favorite with wildflower lovers. To begin this hike, carefully cross the Tioga Road and head uphill through an almost pure red ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This route is part of the famous John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. It follows the Tuolumne River to a set of bridges at the foot of a grand meadow, one of the prettiest places in the park. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: The giant sequoias are the largest living organisms on earth, and at up to 3,000 years old, they also are among the oldest. The bristlecone pines in the White Mountains to the east are older, and the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Wawona , CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: May Lake High Sierra Camp is one of five popular back-country camps with tent cabins and other amenities that are available to visitors by reservation only. You can hike in to spend the day with lit ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This is one of Yosemite’s prettiest and “bloomingest” meadows. Most visitors drive right past the unobtrusive trailhead to this little slice of paradise on their way to Glacier Point, so you might be ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: The walk to Mirror Lake is a family favorite offering little beaches and shallow water to splash in during summer, classic reflection for photographers in spring, and always plenty of birds in the sur ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Pothole Dome looks like a much smaller version of Lembert Dome at the other end of Tuolumne Meadows. Interesting glacial features and great views make it such a popular hike that the vegetation betwee ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The location of Sentinel Dome above Yosemite Valley provides complete 360-degree views of just about the whole park. Carry water and wear good sturdy shoes for this one; smooth-soled sandals won’t giv ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: A wide, sandy trail heads right into the heart of enormous Tuolumne Meadows amid a riot of wildflowers and crosses the Tuolumne River as it winds its sinuous way through the meadow. Beyond, you can vi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This is an upside-down excursion. After an easy cruise downhill to Taft Point, you will be climbing up on your way back. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time, and take water with you. Your reward i ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Tenaya Lake was named for Chief Tenaya who, with all his people, was driven from his home in Yosemite by the U.S. Cavalry. It is a very big lake by Yosemite standards—a very popular one too, with its ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1