Expert Travel Advice to Yosemite National Park

Top Answers To Yosemite National Park Travel Questions

  • bonnie answered:
    the grand tetons! spectacular view as you enter the valley from the south.take a class on jackson lake that will teach how the valley was formed. backpack to lake solutude. only one other camping when i was there. have wonderful brunch at jenny lake lodge. all a vivid memory.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    It'll likely be cold and snowy. Pack your snowshoes or cross-country skis! More ideas for what to do in Yosemite in winter at: http://gorp.away.com/gorp/features/winter/snowpar1.htm.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Jennifer, I don't think it's possible to do all that hiking in a single day. By my reckoning it's about 15 miles to tackle the Panorama Loop (including Vernal and Nevada falls) from Glacier Point. (Hop the Yosemite Valley shuttle at stops 16 or 17 near the nature center at Happy Isles at the end of your day to get back to the lodge.) The lollipop loop to Taft Point is about 18 miles, so a big day with plenty elevation. Either way, you'll have a great (if tiring!) time, but just be realistic about what you're capable of in the time you have available. Be prepared for changes in weather, too, plus let someone at the lodge or a friend or relative know about your plans.
  • jon answered:
    One of the best times is in the spring. It could be cold but this can very widely. April is also good as the melting snow really charges the famous water falls. Try to go before June when school is out. Many people from distant lands visit in the Spring but it's not crowded. Something about the valley makes people wonderfully friendly. You are best able to enjoy the Valley by bicycle as most of the sights are found on the circular road and trails on the valley floor. Other parts of the park are best reached by car, often many miles apart and some rather steep road climbs that are too steep and too far for bike riding. Also some of these roads are not really wide enough to be safe for riding. In the summer there is some public transit. It's a very special place.

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