Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite truly embodies the phrase 'natural beauty', and you'll be overwhelmed by the towering granite, lush forest and cascading waterfalls.

Yosemite National Park Tours

Yosemite National Park ToursVast areas of wilderness allow Yosemite National Park to feel as though you're journeying back in time to a land where nature's giants grew and fantastical beasts roamed the planet.

This is a place where you never quite know what you'll find around every bend. From flower-scattered alpine meadows to babbling clear water streams, if it's peace and quiet that you're searching for then you won't be disappointed.

Yosemite hikes are thoroughly worthwhile and from marvelling at the size of the giant sequoias to taking time to reflect next to a tumbling waterfall, many a dream has been realised in this world famous national park.

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Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite Insider Tips

Exploring Yosemite Valley
As with the rest of California , Yosemite is a great place to spend some time in the saddle and if you're not a fan of horse-riding then grabbing a mountain bike is probably the next best thing. Thanks to over 12 miles of paved pathway Yosemite Valley is probably the most accessible area to cycle but do make sure you take some fluids, sun block, head protection and snacks because it can heat up a bit, especially around the middle of the day. This is a great way to explore the park and find your own special rest spot without any severe gradients or inclines.
When to go
Exploring Yosemite National Park during summer is an awesome prospect, however be prepared to share your experience with a few like-minded others. Most of the park's wild-flowers spring up from May through to July, and present a colourful carpet across the park. You won't find too much colourful foliage in the autumn although there are less crowds and milder temperatures. Snow tends to fall in late autumn and in the winter the park is covered in white, so pack accordingly. The advent of spring signals waterfall and melt water season.
Highlights & Activities

Yosemite Tour Highlights

Sierra Nevada Mountains
Yosemite is renowned for a stunning blend of granite cliff faces and curiously shaped rock formations. With legendary landmarks such as El Capitan, Cathedral Peak and Half Dome you'll be hard pushed to find anywhere else quite so captivating.
Yosemite's Waterfalls
As the highest fall of its kind in North America, Yosemite Falls is an incredibly impressive sight. When combined with other heavyweights, such as: Bridalveil, Horsetail and Sentinel, it's easy to see why water features so prominently within most Yosemite tours.
Giant Sequoia Trees
These are the iconic legends of Yosemite and have long been the most revered species on the planet thanks to their incredible size and natural mysticism. Located within 3 specific groves (Mariposa, Tuolumne and Merced), these ancient and noble giants are known to live for over 3,000 years.
Vernal Falls & Mist Trail Walk
The trail which starts at Happy Isles may be one of the smallest in length, but it's certainly the most satisfying in results. After forest trails, a steep incline and a certain amount of rock clambering you'll be rewarded with a refreshing spray from Vernal Falls.

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