About Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, it is one of the most visited park in the Unites States. The park is managed by the National Park Service and covers an area of 748,436 acres and sits in four counties: centered in Tuolumne and Mariposa, extending north and east to Mono and south to Madera County. It is famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall, the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.
Yosemite National Park is also one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, the park supports a diversity of rare plants and animals. It contains five major vegetation zones: chaparral and oak woodland, lower montane forest, upper montane forest, subalpine zone, and alpine.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Popular Features
Millions of tourists visits the park each year, drawn to its magnificent natural beauty, Yosemite National Park is best known for its remarkable waterfalls, abundant wildlife, giant sequoias, deep valleys and an awe-inspiring cliff of El Capitan and Half Dome. Whether you are looking for a vacation and adventure, want to engage yourself in nature, simply walk or hike, picnicking or camping, bird watching and fishing, Yosemite National Park has a lot to offer, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
2) Winter Hikes
It is always best and essential to check weather conditions ahead of time, but Yes! winter hiking in Yosemite is possible, most visitors are surprise to find out that Yosemite Valley sits only 3,966 feet. And it is possible due to its varied topography and range of elevation. While it can get snow during heavy storms, the Valley is hikeable on with warm boots, insulating layer, head covering, sunglasses and waterproof shell.
Never go on an adventure without the proper gear as it could quite possible be the difference between life and death.
Before you head to Yosemite, be sure to visit our outdoor gear shop. You can find everything you need for hiking, camping and backpacking this amazing park.
3) Stay Connected
Learn more about updated park news, changes to reservation, lodging, camping and self-guided walking tours, plan your adventure and exploring Yosemite via interactive map. Stay connected to Yosemite National Park through live programs on social media website, park videos, webcams, or download Yosemite App to help you explore and find scheduled programs.
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