Trail Descriptions

The Yosemite Wilderness has over 750 miles of trail to explore. In planning a wilderness trip, it is important to find the right trip for your interests, time frame, and abilities. A good planning process will enhance your understanding of the park and your safety. Therefore, as part of the wilderness experience, park rangers can provide general guidance but will not plan a wilderness trip for you; you must plan your own trip.

When you have thought about or decided what you want from your trip, you can start planning and researching your hike. A detailed topographic map is a must for any hike. In addition, a good guidebook can help you choose a trip that is right for you. Remember that visiting the wilderness is an adventure: do not be afraid to explore a new area and discover what wonders it has to offer!


  • View brief descriptions and mileages for trails [400 kb PDF]. The trailhead information page has more information about each trailhead.
  • View and download US Geological Survey topographic maps.
  • View a map showing unbridged stream crossings.

    (Unbridged stream crossings are at Blue Jay Creek, Chilnualna Creek, Delaney Creek, Dingley Creek, Falls Creek (Jack Main Canyon), Falls Creek (North of Wilma Lake), Falls Creek (Outlet of Vernon Bridged), Frog Creek (All Crossings), Gravelly Ford, Illilouette Creek, Inlet of Washburn Lake, Kerrick Canyon, Kibbie Creek, Lyell Fork of the Merced, Matterhorn Creek, Morrison Creek, Register Creek, Return Creek, Ribbon Creek, Stubblefield Canyon, Tamarack Creek, Tenaya Creek, Twin Bridges near Glen Aulin (Bridged), Unnamed Outlet of Smedberg Lake, Wapama Falls (Bridged), Wildcat Creek.)

  • Yosemite Conservancy bookstore to purchase maps and books

Last updated: May 10, 2019

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