Yosemite Hikes

There are over 800 miles of Yosemite hikes in the park, and there's something for everyone. In addition to the paved roadside attractions, there are short yet iconic hikes, medium-length adventures into the wilderness, and classic bucket-list day hikes. Yosemite was the favorite stomping ground for John Muir, the father of the modern-day outdoors movement. He would bring contemporaries like Emerson and Teddy Roosevelt here to get them to fall in love with the outdoors. It's easy to do, so please step out of your car, get off the paved walkways, and experience a hike. And don't forget to check out my Yosemite tips page before you arrive.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
How To Hike Half Dome17Very HardYosemite Village5200N
North Dome Hike9.5ModerateYosemite Valley2170N
Hike Chilnualna Falls Trail8.4HardWawona2500N
Clouds Rest Hike Guide12.5HardYosemite Valley3200N
Four Mile Trail Hike Guide10Hard Yosemite Village3570N
Hike Columbia Rock (Yosemite)2ModerateYosemite Valley1050N
Upper Yosemite Falls Hike7.2HardYosemite Valley3900N
Hike Mirror Lake Trail (Yosemite)5EasyYosemite Valley480N
Mist Trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls6HardYosemite Valley2600N
Artist Point Yosemite Hike2.2ModerateWawona750N
Hike the Taft Point Overlook and Fissures2.5EasyYosemite National Park250N
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Hike Guide7ModerateYosemite National Park1590N
Sentinel Dome Hike2.2ModerateYosemite National Park530N