Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley, CA 95389, USA

2 Recommended


  • Hike

Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. In Yosemite Village are shops, restaurants, lodging, the Yosemite Museum and the Ansel Adams Gallery, with prints of the photographer’s renowned black-and-white landscapes of the area. Yosemite Valley can get very busy but do not let that put you off. The grandkids of the Granth mountains, the water rushing past and the fresh mountain air have to be experienced to really understand. Get there as early as possible - if only to get a parking space. Pick a hiking trail and set off. Hopefully it will be you and nature. The silence linked to the vista is humbling. Try and stay away as long as you can.  If you Can bear it the Visitors Centre is worth a visit. It explains the geology and there is a 25 mins film explaining how Yosemite NP came about. Appealed to the historian in my children.


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43.9 F (6.6 C)

Wind: Calm

Humidity: 95%

Pressure: 1010(mb)

Dewpoint: 42 F (6 C)

UV: 0

Visibility: 8.0(km)

Precip: 0.00 in (0 mm)

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