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The Best Sites to Visit on Your Next Trip to Yosemite National Park

National Parks
by Matador Creators Jan 11, 2023

Yosemite National Park is a popular destination for visitors not just from the US, but all over the world. This stunning park covers nearly 1,200 square miles of pristine wilderness with an incredible variety of activities to enjoy. From mountain biking and hiking to stargazing, there are countless spots within Yosemite to put on your bucket list.

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The tallest waterfall in North America is located right here in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Falls is an impressive 2,425 feet high, making it a popular attraction for visitors. You can view this stunning waterfall from several different viewpoints throughout the park, but the best views are from Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. From these vantages points you can get an up close look at the powerful flow of water as it cascades down from its source near Half Dome.

Tunnel View is another one of the most iconic spots in Yosemite National Park. Located just past Wawona Tunnel on Highway 41, Tunnel View offers a spectacular view of El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and Half Dome from a single viewpoint. This picturesque spot has been photographed thousands of times over by both professional and amateur photographers alike. Whether you want to take some amazing photographs or just sit back and take in the beauty of nature, Tunnel View is definitely worth checking out during your stay at Yosemite National Park.

Mirror Lake is one of many beautiful lakes within Yosemite that is fed by Tenaya Creek. This lake has crystal clear water with reflections so sharp that they look like mirrors on a still day – hence its name! It’s also great for swimming if it’s hot outside, as well as canoeing or kayaking if you want to get out on the water without having to go too far from shore.

One of the most iconic hikes in the world is also located in Yosemite. The Mist Trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls offers breathtaking views, a challenging climb, and an unforgettable experience. The trail takes hikers on a three-mile round trip from Happy Isles to either Vernal Fall or Nevada Fall. A loop trail can be made by taking the John Muir trail back down to Happy Isles, adding an extra three miles to your trip.

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