Yosemite National Park

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Yosemite National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • Bicycling

    One enjoyable way to see Yosemite Valley is to ride a bike beneath its lofty granite monoliths. The eastern valley has 12 miles of paved, flat...

  • Bird-Watching

    More than 250 bird species have been spotted in the park, including the sage sparrow, pygmy owl, blue grouse, and mountain bluebird. Park rangers...

  • Golf

    Big Trees Golf Course (formerly Wawona Golf Course) is one of the country's few organic golf courses; it's also an Audubon Cooperative sanctuary...

  • Hiking

    Tours and Outfitters Wilderness Center. This facility provides free wilderness permits, which are required for overnight camping (advance...

  • Horseback Riding

    Reservations for guided trail rides must be made in advance at the hotel tour desks or by phone. Scenic trail rides range from two hours to...

  • Rafting

    Rafting is permitted only on designated areas of the Middle and South forks of the Merced River. Check with the Valley Visitor Center for closures...

  • Rock Climbing

    The granite canyon walls of Yosemite Valley are world renowned for rock climbing. El Capitan, with its 3,593-foot vertical face, is the most...

  • Winter Sports

    The beauty of Yosemite under a blanket of snow has long inspired poets and artists, as well as ordinary folks. Skiing and snowshoeing activities...