5 Spectacular Yosemite Winter Hikes for All Levels

hiking in yosemite in winter with beautiful waterfalls and snow on the ground and a peaceful creek

Get out of your winter blues and into the magic of Yosemite! While world-renowned Yosemite is typically a sought-after summer camping destination, there’s a special magic to its frost-covered hikes in the winter months. The scent of pine and freshly-brewed coffee in a Thermos swirling with the morning winter fog on a hike around a … Read more 5 Spectacular Yosemite Winter Hikes for All Levels

Driving Tioga Pass: 10 Best Stops on Yosemite’s Tioga Road

view of the tioga road looking over tenaya lake from the viewpoint at olmsted point

In a place as beautiful as Yosemite National Park, it’s hard to use superlatives. However, I think that some of Yosemite’s greatest sights lie not in Yosemite Valley, but along Tioga Road. You shouldn’t miss it when visiting Yosemite! Tioga Road is also known as Highway 120 or State Route 120. It connects the Western … Read more Driving Tioga Pass: 10 Best Stops on Yosemite’s Tioga Road

11 Things to Know Before Camping in Tuolumne Meadows​

the tuolumne meadows campgrounds are beautiful

High alpine meadows, turquoise-clear glacial lakes, granite domes erupting from the meadow grass: welcome to Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite’s pristine high country. Tuolumne Meadows is a great place to embark on a number of high-country hikes in Yosemite, and it’s also a fantastic place to camp! But camping at Tuolumne Meadows is a little challenging due … Read more 11 Things to Know Before Camping in Tuolumne Meadows​

Where to Find Giant Sequoias in Yosemite: 3 Serene Sequoia Groves

I’ve seen coastal redwoods my whole life growing up in the Bay Area, but I was not prepared for my first encounter with a giant sequoia. Impossibly large and neck-achingly tall, giant sequoias are the largest single-rooted trees by mass in the world. Over 20 million years ago, giant sequoias used to rule over a … Read more Where to Find Giant Sequoias in Yosemite: 3 Serene Sequoia Groves

30 Essential Things to Know Before Visiting Yosemite in Fall (Including Fall Hikes!)

View of the foliage of Yosemite in fall with half dome in the distance on the Merced River

Yosemite National Park is open all year long, and each season offers something unique. Fall is an especially great time to visit the park as it will contain fewer crowds and ample opportunities for leaf-peeping (California has some great fall foliage!). Things begin to quiet down. The beauty is still, and always, mindblowing — and … Read more 30 Essential Things to Know Before Visiting Yosemite in Fall (Including Fall Hikes!)

How to Spend a Weekend in Yosemite: 2 Day Itinerary

A weekend in Yosemite National Park is hardly enough time to cover everything to see. A lifetime is hardly enough time. I used to work in Yosemite, and there’s still more for me to discover. Yosemite spans over 1,100 square miles and offers endless vistas, lakes, creeks and waterfalls. It is built of granite slabs … Read more How to Spend a Weekend in Yosemite: 2 Day Itinerary

7 Easy Yosemite Hikes for Beginner Hikers

Out of all the national parks in the United States, Yosemite is one of the most iconic! If you like the peace and quiet of a beautiful national park, this is an ideal stop on your next trip to California. You can breathe easy – (uh, provided you aren’t visiting during wildfire season!) – and … Read more 7 Easy Yosemite Hikes for Beginner Hikers

21 First Time in Yosemite Travel Tips: What to Know Before Your First Trip!

Calling all Yosemite first-timers! Have you always dreamt of exploring Yosemite National Park?? Yosemite is a bucket list destination for so many people and when you are finally able to travel to this glorious park, you need to be armed with all of the knowledge you can to max out your stay!  Read ahead for … Read more 21 First Time in Yosemite Travel Tips: What to Know Before Your First Trip!

12 Best Yosemite Airbnbs & Vacation Rentals INSIDE the National Park

Are you trying to plan the perfect Yosemite escape, but a little lost at sea when it comes to picking where to stay in Yosemite? Unlike other national parks in the US, Yosemite actually has an abundance of excellent rental homes inside the national park, and all types of accommodations: from stand-alone cabins to studio … Read more 12 Best Yosemite Airbnbs & Vacation Rentals INSIDE the National Park

12 Best Yosemite Valley Hikes for All Levels

Yosemite Valley – just the name alone conjures up images of magnificent views, taller than belief granite walls, and thundering waterfalls. Even a single day in Yosemite Valley will show you that Yosemite lives up to its reputation as a premier national park! Every year, nearly 5 million people visit Yosemite National Park. The park’s … Read more 12 Best Yosemite Valley Hikes for All Levels