This 15-minute video provides an orientation to visiting Yosemite National Park.
Winter is a magical time to visit Yosemite, with opportunities for hiking, playing in the snow, and quiet solitude. The silence and beauty of Yosemite in winter is an unforgettable experience.
The allure of a Yosemite river on a hot day can mask its dangers: inviting pools can have deceptively swift currents and slippery rocks.
People have enjoyed the tradition of camping in Yosemite for generations. However, getting a campsite in Yosemite is not always easy. Park Ranger Marea Ortiz gives an overview of what camping is like in Yosemite, and advice on how to get a campsite.
Water in Yosemite is more dangerous than it looks, and stories like Matthew's are a common occurrence.
In this video, a ranger describes easy hikes in Yosemite Valley to Bridalveil Fall, Mirror Lake, and Lower Yosemite Fall.
In this video, a ranger describes moderate hikes in Yosemite Valley, including, the Valley Loop Trail, the trail to the Vernal Fall Footbridge, and Columbia Rock.
In this video, a ranger describes strenuous hikes in Yosemite Valley, including the Yosemite Falls Trail, Mist Trail to the top of Nevada Fall, and Panorama Trail.
View this description of the Half Dome hike and how you can be best prepared to complete it (9:42).
Last updated: August 7, 2019
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Yosemite National Park, CA