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
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!
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
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
Yosemite is arguably California’s most iconic National Park! With its towering granite walls, crystal clear lakes, and tremendous giant sequoias, it’s no wonder Yosemite was chosen as America’s first protected wilderness area under the 1864 Yosemite Valley Grant Act. The park stretches more than 1,100 square miles and is larger than the state of Rhode … Read more 16 Thrilling Things to Do in Yosemite National Park
While Tuolumne Meadows does, indeed, center around a large meadow, it also has roaring waterfalls, rushing rivers, and huge granite peaks and domes: Yosemite in miniature! Yosemite Valley’s slightly lesser-known cousin, Tuolumne Meadows offers similar scenery to the Valley itself, but with more of an alpine feel and best of all — with fewer crowds! … Read more 7 of the Best Tuolumne Meadows Hikes
The Tahoe to Yosemite trail spans a wonderful 186 miles between two of California’s most famous spots, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. While the new Tahoe to Yosemite Trail is a section of the much longer Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), the original TYT’s construction was actually suggested a few years before the PCT. In … Read more Your Complete Guide to Hiking the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail
The John Muir Trail is considered by many to be one of the best backpacking trails in the country. This beautiful trail crosses 211 miles through the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, carving steps into steep granite and winding around pristine alpine lakes and meadows. The trail is also known as the Nüümü Poyo … Read more Complete Guide to Hiking the John Muir Trail: Permits, Prep, and the Hike Itself!
Yosemite National Park is a place so special that famed California conservationist John Muir himself said “It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.” Truly, everywhere you look in Yosemite National Park greets you with a jaw-dropping view, and it’s near impossible to find … Read more Exactly Where to Find the 12 Best Views in Yosemite
In 1864, Yosemite National Park technically became the world’s first National Park. President Abraham Lincoln protected Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias by creating a public trust with the state of California. He did so to keep it free from exploitation, as he understood the undeniable perfection of this scenery. Since then, … Read more Hidden Gems in Yosemite: 5 Secret Spots With No Crowds