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5 THINGS TO DO IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

1. Experience the falls

Yosemite National Park is home to a number of incredible waterfalls. The perfect time to see the falls are during spring when the most snowmelt occurs. Our favourite is Yosemite Falls which you can easily hike to from the Yosemite Village. If you are adventurous we suggest climbing over the rocks at the base of the falls taking you close you can almost touch it.

Another favourite is Horsetail Falls which appears to look like it is on fire when it reflects the orange glow of the sunset during the summer months. A few others worth checking out are Sentinel Falls, Ribbon Falls and Bridalveil Falls.

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2. Marvel at gigantic sequoia trees

Massive ancient giant sequoias live throughout Yosemite National Park. The easiest assessable area to view them is the Mariposa Grove, with two of its trees being among the 30 largest Giant Sequoias in the world. The oldest tree in the grove, known as the Grizzly Giant, is between 1900-2400 years old! You could easily spend the day hiking through this forest of giants and marvel at these incredible trees. 

Sequoias at Yosemite National Park

3. Take in the view

We are sure most of you will be wanting to visit Yosemite for those incredible views. They truly are breathtaking and something we highly suggest you add to your bucket list. The best view points are Glacier Point, Tunnel View (pictured below), El Capitan Meadow for a great view of Cathedral Rock and Sentinel Meadow for the perfect spot to admire Yosemite Falls. 

Yosemite National Park

4. Hike it by moonlight

Yosemite has very little air pollution making it the best place to go stargazing. You can go hiking without needing any light source but the moon! Being able to see so many stars, galaxies and constellations with the naked eye is incredible.

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5. Explore Yosemite by horseback

If you aren’t much of hiker, why not see Yosemite via horseback? You can choose from an easy 2 hour ride to Mirror Lake or for the adventurous take the half-day ride up to Clark’s Point which offers excellent views of Vernal Falls.

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What would you add to our list?

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