Things To Do

Tent and visitor

Camping is extremely popular in Yosemite. Plan ahead and figure out what options you have for this enjoyable activity.

Hiker at Cathedral Lakes

One of the best ways to experience Yosemite is by taking a hike. With over 750 miles of trails to explore, your options are endless!

Merced Lake and back of Half Dome with backpackers

Nearly 95 percent of Yosemite is Congressionally designated Wilderness. Learn more about backpacking in the Yosemite Wilderness.

Yosemite Valley Tram Tour

Looking for a guided tour? Yosemite Hospitality, the park concessioner, offers tours year-round. All tours begin in Yosemite Valley.

Ranger showing visitors a plant during a program
Ranger and Interpretive Programs

Yosemite offers a range of informative and inspiring walks and talks to learn about Yosemite.

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Yosemite Guide - Plan Your Visit!

The Yosemite Guide contains information about trip planning, activities, scheduled events, and hours of operations for different facilities

River and reflection
Places to Go

So many places to go and so little time! Learn more about all the areas and attractions in Yosemite.

Artist painting a picture of Half Dome
Art and Photography

Yosemite's epic scenery freely lends itself to the artist's eye like only a few places can. There are options for everyone!

RV driving along Tioga Road
Auto Touring

Sightseeing in Yosemite by car? Plan ahead.

Bicyclists in Yosemite Valley

Explore Yosemite on two wheels. Rent a bike or bring your own - just make sure you know your options of where to go.

Visitors looking for birds

Yosemite provides essential habitat for over 165 species of migrating, wintering, and breeding birds.

Fisherman in Tuolumne Meadows

Fishing is an enjoyable activity in Yosemite; just make sure that you are aware of special regulations that exist within the park.

Stock train
Horseback Riding & Stock Use

You can bring your horse to Yosemite, or join a guided ride; just make sure you are aware of the rules and regulations before your trip!

Picnic table with Raven on it.

Looking for a place to eat? Picnic areas are available throughout Yosemite on a first-come, first-served basis.

Climber on El Capitan
Rock Climbing

Yosemite is one of the world's greatest climbing areas. Climbers here can enjoy an endless variety of challenges.

Visitor enjoying the night sky

Yosemite National Park, miles from the nearest city lights, has a very dark night sky that makes it a great place to look at the stars.

Volunteers on MLK Day 2016

Yosemite has a large and vibrant volunteer program, welcoming people from all over the world into a variety of positions.

Visitors floating in rafts in the Merced River
Water Activities

Rafting along the Merced River is popular during summer. Fishing, swimming, and boating are all enjoyable summer activities.

Skier tracks in fresh alpine powder
Winter Sports

Looking for a unique way to visit Yosemite? Strap on some skis, snowshoes, or hit the slopes for some downhill adventure!

Last updated: January 31, 2024

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