Our Yosemite lodging is some of the closest vacation rentals to the incomparable Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. Our lodging is also close to popular tourist destinations like Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Wawona Golf Course, Badger Pass Ski Area and Mariposa Grove — Home to California’s Giant Redwood Trees. So make the right choice, find your Yosemite Lodging with Yosemite’s Scenic Wonders today!
Probably the best way to experience the grandeur of Yosemite National Park is by hiking or backpacking through it’s fields, forests, and paths. Every turn displays different natural wonders; each path brings you closer to the environment. With more than 800 miles of trails to explore, Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone from the beginning stroller to the expert trekker. Hiking in Yosemite is what you make it—whether it’s a 14-mile hike up 4,800 feet on the Half Dome trail, or a relaxing jaunt along the Cook’s Meadow Loop, Yosemite hiking is a journey you’ll not soon forget.
Day hikes range from flat walks to robust climbs, with distances from the valley of under one mile (to Bridalveil Fall, easy) up to 17 miles (to Half-Dome, very strenuous). Visitors will see waterfalls, especially strong in the spring, glacial ravines, panoramic views, forests and meadows.
You can also hike above the valley floor south in Wawona, where you will see covered bridges, open pine forest, and the Giant Sequoias Grove. Shuttle bus service is available for tired trekkers to return to Wawona from the Grove. From the nortern part of the park, you can visit Soda Springs, Cathedral Lakes and follow the John Muir Trail. Longer hikes lead to Tioga Pass and the High Sierra Camp.
Learn Something: Yosemite National Park has tons of things to do, but sometimes the best things to do in Yosemite are the best things to learn. Make the most of your trip to Yosemite by taking advantage of the myriad opportunities available to enhance your knowledge of the Yosemite Valley.
Hiking: Yosemite has some of the most beautiful hiking trails in North America. Walk down and up easy casual strolls and enjoy the scenery, or get on something a little harder and push yourself to climb one of Yosemite’s famous rocky mountains.
Bicycling: Weather you like to casually bike along mountain sides, or go extreme off-roading for a thrill, Yosemite’s bike trails are for you!
Rock Climbing: World famous for it’s rock climbing, Yosemite’s half dome and other popular mountains attract thousands of rock climbers from all over the world.
Sightseeing & Stargazing: A beautiful serene day sky with mountain views that will leave your breathless, and when the sun sets look up and gaze into the stars and vast universe.
Ranger Walks: National Park Service rangers give you the scoop on the history and ecology of the Park, and provide an insider’s take on the best Yosemite National Park things to do.
Art Classes: The Yosemite Art and Education Center offers free outdoor classes every day in the park, with supplies available for purchase. Take home a Yosemite work of art —your own!
Native Cultural Programs: Learn about basket weaving, food preparation and more of Miwok Indian traditions.
Photography Walks: Professional photographers take you on a photographic journey into the park that inspired Ansel Adams.