Top 5 Yosemite Hikes with Incredible Adventures

Yosemite National Park is unlike any other park in the country. The expansive wilderness is home to over 750 miles of trails winding through canyons and past cascading waterfalls. With so many trails to choose from, it can be impossible to know which route is right for you. Luckily, we are here to help narrow down the list by sharing the top Yosemite hikes. Incredible Adventures was founded on a love for Yosemite, and we can’t wait to share the beauty of this treasured park with you!

1. Mist Trail to Vernal Falls

The Mist Trail is one of the most popular trails in Yosemite since it accesses two beautiful waterfalls. You will come across the first views of Vernal Falls at the footbridge, and further down the path, you will find granite stairs to access the top of the falls.

Our Best of Yosemite Valley tour includes a hike on the Mist Trail to Vernal Falls.

2. Mist Trail to Nevada Falls

From the top of Vernal Falls, you can continue on the Mist Trail to reach Nevada Falls. The hike is approximately 1.5 miles of steep climbing to get to the picturesque 600-foot waterfall. The hike is known to be strenuous but worth it for the close-up views of Nevada Falls.

3. Half Dome via Mist Trail

If you are interested in hiking longer on the Mist Trail, you can continue from Nevada Fall to the iconic Half Dome. To reach Half Dome, you will have to ascend cables to the summit. This climb is incredibly challenging, so you must obtain a permit from the National Park Service before you go.

Even if you don’t want to hike to Half Dome, you can still witness incredible views of this landmark with the Yosemite Day Tour from San Francisco and Best of Yosemite Valley.

4. Hike to Lower Yosemite Falls

The Lower Yosemite Fall Trails is an easy one-mile hike with picturesque views of North America’s largest waterfall. This paved trail will take you up close to the shortest section of the falls and includes views of the Upper Falls. Best seen in spring and early summer.

The Yosemite Valley Orientation Tour offers free time to explore the park, including the Lower Yosemite Falls trailhead.

5. Hike Mariposa Grove

Yosemite Valley is the most visited section of the park, but Mariposa Grove is definitely worth visiting! The grove is home to Yosemite’s most extensive collection of giant sequoia trees. There are four trails to explore, including the Grizzly Giant Loop Trail, which will take you to the park’s oldest and most impressive tree.

Choose our Mariposa Grove Giant Sequoias tour!

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Explore the top Yosemite hikes with knowledgeable guides at Incredible Adventures. We are currently offering discounts on all of our Yosemite tours when you book your trip in advance.

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Feel free to call us at 415-642-7378 if you have any questions about our discounts or tours.

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