Hikers walking up granite steps towards a waterfall.

One of the best ways to experience Yosemite is by taking a hike. Here are some of hikes available in different areas of Yosemite:


Things to Remember While Hiking

  • Stay on trails: taking shortcuts causes trail erosion--and is both dangerous and illegal.
  • Carry (and drink) plenty of water: a leading cause of injuries on the trail is dehydration. Be sure to treat river, stream, lake, or spring water.
  • Pets and bicycles are only permitted on bike paths.
  • Horses and mules have the right of way on trails.
  • Pack out what you pack in.
  • Trails are not maintained nor are they regularly patrolled: travel carefully and at your own risk.
  • Smoking while traveling on trails is prohibited, though you may smoke while stopped except when fire restrictions are in effect. (Crush out and dispose of cigarette butts in a trash receptacle.)

Last updated: December 17, 2021

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