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12 Best Hikes in Yosemite National Park

Vinam Pachkhede
Blessed with green carpeted meadows, tranquil lakes, zealous waterfalls, and mystical atmosphere, Yosemite National Park can be your go to place for hiking. Get all the insta-worthy pictures.

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Yosemite Falls

North America’s tallest waterfall following the oldest hiking trail will amuse you by the surrounding view along its three stages - lower, middle, upper.

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Half Dome

This cable ascent rewards with a view of whole of the Yosemite. Make sure you get a permit beforehand.

Glacier Point

Don't get disappointed with the missing glacier, it was present millions of years ago. Instead, spot Milky way spread like a diamond necklace at night. 

El Capitan

This point is a popular rock climbing destination. Relinquish the beautiful views of cloud point, half dome, and many other points from up.

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Tunnel View

With granite monoliths as a backdrop, Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park is one of the most breathtaking of all sights.

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Bridalveil Fall

It gets the name by the way it falls from the granite creek. Native Americans call it ‘Pohono’ (puffing or evil wind) as it creates mists.

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Tuolumne Meadows

Famous for the soda springs(natural carbonated water) and Tuolumne river, this spot tops the must visit list. Get a glimpse of nearby spots.

Vernal Falls

Appealed by the alluring rainbow created by falls, hikers usually visit Vernal and Nevada falls together.

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Mariposa Grove

Home for 500+ sequoia trees, this beautiful cluster is a popular spot. Climb up via three loops: Big Trees, Grizzly Giant and Guardians.

Mirror Lake

Dip into the only swimming hole of Yosemite and see Half dome’s mirrored reflection. Know the lake's cultural history through exhibits.

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Olmsted Point

Named after Frederick Law Olmsted(Architect of Central Park, NY), it is located in the east side of Yosemite. Many nearby locations are visible from the point.

Happy Isles

You'll stumble upon these Isles while hiking for Vernal or Nevada falls. It is one of the most tranquil locations in Yosemite.