Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Yosemite National Park, California USA

Over 1000 miles/1609.3 km of paved trails
Yosemite National Park is located near Mariposa, California, USA.

One of the world’s most spectacular scenery for exploring and hiking is in Yosemite National Park.The mild weather, the breathtaking landscapes and the over 1000 mi/1609.3 km of trails available, makes it a hiker’s oasis. You can enjoy hiking in many ways.

The park offers half day hikes and full day hikes with experienced guides. On half day hikes enjoy an easy and pleasant hike on Valley Floor Loop Trail, which gives you the opportunity to hike through some of the most known spots in Yosemite’s Valley, but through less traveled paths. If you prefer a full day hike, enjoy a moderate 10 mi/16 km hike on the steep descent trail of  Sentinel Dome to Yosemite Valley and follow the south rim of the valley, making stops to some breathtaking landscapes like Sentinel Dome, Union Point, Taft Point and Glacier Point.


"YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK HIKING"The park also offers extreme day hikes. Half Dome is one of the most popular trails for extreme hiking. It is a one of a kind hiking experience to the iconic Half Dome. It is only offered by reservation, so if you want to follow that trail, make sure to be fully prepared and make a reservation beforehand. It is a strenuous 16 mi/25.8 km hike, which gains 4800 ft/1463 m from the trail-head to summit.

It includes the sometimes intimidating Half Dome Cables. You need a permit in order to hike that trail. The permits are available only online, but Yosemite Mountaineering School has a few for last minute guided hikes.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM San Francisco
195 miles 313.82 km, 3 hours 54 minutes
Take the Oakland-Bay Bridge (Highway 80 East). Take Highway 580 east, following signs for Tracy/Stockton to Highway 205. Follow Highway 205 to Highway 120. Take Highway 120 into Yosemite National Park.
BY CAR FROM Las Vegas, Nevada
372 miles/598.68 km, 6 hours 27 minutes
Take US-95 N for 170 +/- miles. Near Forks Station, turn LEFT onto NV-266 and follow for 50+ miles at which point it becomes NV-264 (shortly after entering California). Stay on NV-264 until reaching US 6. Turn LEFT onto US-6 (West toward Benton and Bishop) and follow for 23+ miles. Take exit onto CA-120 in Benton. Follow CA-120 to Highway 395 N. Follow Highway 395N/CA-120 to Lee Vining where you will exit Highway 395 and continue on Highway 120 into Yosemite National Park. (Portions of Highway 120 may be closed seasonally).
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
170 miles/273.59 km, 3 hours 35 minutes
Take Highway 99 South to Manteca. Exit onto Highway 120 East in Manteca and follow directly into Yosemite.
BY CAR FROM Los Angeles
340 miles/547.18 km, 6 hours 9 minutes
Follow Interstate 5 North towards Bakersfield. Just beyond the Grapevine towards Bakersfield, follow Highway 99 North to Fresno. From Fresno, follow Highway 41 to Yosemite Valley.
Fresno/Yosemite International Airport (FAT),
125 miles/201.17 km

Amtrack  Trains serve San Diego, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento to and from Merced/Riverbank and connect with VIA bus lines for direct luxury motor-coach into Yosemite Valley. Fares include the bus travel and the park entrance fee. For fares, schedules and information visit the following links.


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