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- WE loved our first visit in September 2022 to Yosemite Valley. We stated at the awesome Rush Creek lodge and spa - a true resort - just west of the village on the edge of the park. Loved driving in and around the valley and hiking at so many quality sites.Written 2 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Well, i didn't win the half dome hike lottery and my wife was not likely to hike it anyway, but i got close and was able to see some great views of Half Dome from a variety of perspectives across Yosemite Valley. Loved the sunset views!Written 2 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- So, just driving along a road, go into a tunnel and come out to this breaktaking view. This has to be the best view in the entire park! Make sure you plan time to pull off to take it in and get your photos!Written 26 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- As we exited the park, we drove on Tioga Pass. An absoultely beautiful and diverse drive. I would highly recommend this drive.Written 26 September 2022
- Yosemite is a bucket list and while i am not a rock climber, seeing the impressive granite rock face from its base was awesome. No i would not be able to free solo more than 50 feet up, but seeing the magnificent beauty of God's creation, and knowing Alex H conquered it was really beautiful.Written 2 October 2022
- Make sure you have strong knees and thighs, the walk up and back is pretty tough on the legs.
If you're an avid walker and hiker then it's probably a breeze, but for us mere mortals it's quite a slog, but well worth it in the end.
The climb up there on the footpath is consistently steep, not much rest-bite so coming back down is tough on the knees.Written 30 September 2022
- The Falls are great to see, particularly in Spring where they are really flowing after freezing over in the winter months. Though you can still see them in Summer, they do simmer down to a trickle.Written 22 September 2022
- Well we loved seeing the falls from the bridge, but really disappointed the Mist Trail was closed during the day. After the brutal climb up theJohn Muir trail, it was disappointing to not get that close to the falls. Maybe next time !Written 2 October 2022
- These waters cascade more than 600 feet down a sheer rock surface. They are very high up, and the wind currents there blow the falling waters into a fine mist. The Native Americans called this the “Spirit of the Puffing Wind”.
When the sun shines down on the water at the right angle, people can even see a rainbow. We saw a very light one, and even that was very eerily beautiful.
This Waterfall is distinguished from other Falls by the formation of the rocks that looks like a dolphin’s Head bobbing up and looking towards the sky.
The people park right along the road side, just to make a quick stop to click a few photos. We also did that, and then hurried ahead knowing that better sites were coming up inside the park.
Worth a look, for sure.Written 18 July 2022
- Since Glacier Point Road is closed this year, it’s not really feasible to enjoy the short hike up to the top of Sentinel Dome. So this year we just viewed Sentinel Dome from North Dome across the Valley. It is a very different perspective to look at Sentinel Dome rather than being on Sentinel Dome.Written 17 June 2022
- We had a great visit going up to the Meadows and hiking LAmbert Dome. What a beautiful set of views. Caught crazy flash flood rain and hail on the night of Sept 12th on our way back at about 5 pm! beautiful and a bit scary too.Written 2 October 2022
- A walk (c7miles and 3500 ft total climb) of non stop WOW WOW WOW. Took 4 hours of walking but 7 hours in total with all the WOW stops and a decent 1 hour break at the top. Came back via John Muir trail - a bit longer but less busy, less steep and not just retracing previous steps.
Can’t recommend this highly enough - but if your going in Summer go early as it gets HOT (98 on our day) and I’d we’d left to start the climb after 0900 we’d have struggled with heat (we started at 0700)
We’re not super hikers but this is a must do if you canWritten 18 August 2022
- This was our third stop on our way down Tioga Pass. We weren’t able to stop at Mariposa Grove so this was our best option to see the sequoias. The whole trip is about 3 miles round trip. Obviously the hill back to the parking lot is harder to walk then the trip down. We had a bottle of water and we’re just fine. There’s Fallen Giant, Dead Giant Tunnel Tree and a dozen or more big Sequoias. My kids loved crawling through the hollow trees and staring at the sheer enormity of the sequoias. There are benches at the bottom that families were eating at and a few places to sit and rest. Not many though. Definitely worth the hike. We’re from the Northeast and while we have some mighty oaks and pines, they are nothing like the giant sequoias.Written 24 August 2022
- On a Friday afternoon - Not a Saturday - I passed no fewer than 10 Brides headed to the Point for Sunset Wedding Portraits. Some in Wedding Gowns with Groom and photographers in tow. Others with full wedding parties, lugging coolers and valet bags. The most Congratulatory Hike full of beautiful brides and grooms I've ever been on and also, as reviews indicate, one of Yosemite's best views. TIP: You won't see a bride on this trail in 2022. The Road will be closed for repairs for the entire season.Written 9 August 2021
- If you don't mind a long hike with plenty of elevation change , then this is a trail you must do. Gorgeous views , quite a bit of shade and the reward of getting to the water falls ( Nevada and Vernal ) is hard to beat. DO IT!Written 8 July 2021