Yosemite – the main resorts and areas, excursions and attractions, museums, reviews of tourists about Yosemite.

Yosemite National Park is one of the first nature reserves in the United States, thanks to its unique virgin nature (95% of the park is wild) since 1984 it has been protected by UNESCO. The reserve with the highest waterfall in North America and 1,300 km of hiking trails is located on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California.

The park is home to 400 species of animals, including: deer, lynx, black bear.

How to get to Yosemite

The park is located 300 km from San Francisco (3.5 hours drive) and 500 km from Los Angeles (6 hours on the way). Group tours are organized from San Francisco.

Weather in Yosemite

On the territory of the park, the climate is Mediterranean, most of the precipitation falls on mild winters, summers are dry and hot. In the mountains, snow cover forms in November and lasts until March – early April. The lowest temperature is in winter, in January and December from -3 ° C to +9 ° C, in summer – from +10 ° C to +30 ° C. The best time to visit is autumn.

The park is open 24 hours a day, all year round. From November to May and June, some roads are closed due to weather conditions.

Popular hotels in Yosemite

Yosemite Attractions & Attractions

Yosemite Valley occupies only 1% of the total park area, but this is where most visitors go. The most popular point on the route (especially loved by rock climbers) is the El Capitan granite rock 2307 m high, clearly visible from any part of the valley.

At the top of the park are the picturesque Tuolumne Meadows, Dana Meadows, the Clark Range and Cathedral Range and the Kuna Crest. Interesting hiking trails Sierra Crest and Pacific Crest, passing through Yosemite Park along the ridge of mountains.

There are three groves of ancient sequoiadendron trees in the park: Mariposa Grove (200 trees), Tuolumne Grove (25 trees) and Merced (Merced Grove, 20 trees). The sequoiadendron is the most massive and one of the tallest and longest-lived trees in the world. Also, tourists are attracted by numerous waterfalls: Yosemite (739 m), Huapama (520 m), Snow Creek (652 m). The most picturesque is Bridlevale Falls (190 m, translated as “bride’s veil”), clearly visible from a nearby road.

The park offers about 1300 km of walking trails, 560 km of highways. Here you can go rock climbing, fishing, rafting, horse and bike riding, skiing and snowshoeing. There are lodges, shops, restaurants in the park.

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