Yosemite Valley Day Hikes

Back of hiker in foreground looking east in Yosemite Valley with Half Dome in background
 
 

Trail

Difficulty

Distance

Elevation Gain

Bridalveil Fall Trail

Easy

0.5 mi / 0.8 km (round trip)

80 ft / 24 m

Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

Easy

1 mi / 1.6 km (entire loop)

50 ft / 15 m

Cook's Meadow Loop

Easy

1 mi / 1.6 km (entire loop)

Flat

Mirror Lake Loop

Easy to Moderate

2 mi / 3.2 km (lake & back)
5 mi / 8 km (entire loop)

100 ft (to lake)
200 ft (loop)

Valley Loop Trail

Moderate

6.5 mi / 10.5 km (half loop)
13 mi / 20.9 km (full loop)

Mostly flat

Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall Trails

Moderate to Strenuous

1.6 mi-8 mi /
2.5 km-13 km (round trip)

400 ft to 2000 ft
120 m to 600 m

Yosemite Falls Trail

Moderate to Strenuous

2.0 mi / 3.2 km (round trip)
7.2 mi / 11.6 km (round trip)

1000 ft / 328 m
2700 ft / 825 m

Snow Creek Trail

Strenuous

9.4 mi / 15.1 km (round trip)

2700 ft / 825 m

Four Mile Trail

Strenuous

4.8 mi / 7.7 km (one way)

3200 ft / 975 m

Half Dome Trail

Strenuous

14 mi-16.4 mi /
22.4 km-26.2 km (round trip)

4800 ft / 1475 m

 
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Last updated: July 16, 2020

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