Yosemite Valley Day Hikes

View of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and the Clark Range
 
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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Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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