Yosemite Valley is world famous for its impressive waterfalls, meadows, cliffs, and unusual rock formations; accessible by car year-round.
Hidden in Yosemite National Park’s peaceful northwest corner, Hetch Hetchy Valley is a treasure worth visiting in all seasons.
Glacier Point is an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country.
Wawona is the home to the historic Wawona Hotel and the Yosemite History Center.
The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is the largest sequoia grove in Yosemite and is home to over 500 mature sequoias.
Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Road
Tuolumne Meadows is a large, open sub-alpine meadow graced by the winding Tuolumne River and surrounded by majestic peaks and domes.
Crane Flat Area
Crane Flat is a pleasant forest and meadow area located 16 miles (30 minutes) from Yosemite Valley.
Yosemite is home to countless waterfalls. The best time to see waterfalls is during spring, when most of the snowmelt occurs.
Over eons, rivers and glaciers somehow carved 3,000 feet into solid granite to create Yosemite Valley forming spectacular rock formations.
There are many different viewpoints in Yosemite; Tunnel View, Olmsted Point, Glacier Point, just to name a few!
Lakes and Rivers
Very few lakes are easily accessible in Yosemite National Park. Rivers flow through Wawona, Yosemite Valley, and Tuolumne Meadows.
Meadows and Wetlands
What's so special about meadows and wetlands? Nowhere else in Yosemite will you find a greater diversity of plants and animals.
Things to Do
Find activities that fit into your Yosemite adventure!
Yosemite's goal is to provide the highest possible level of accessibility to our visitors.
Museums, Buildings, and Cemeteries
Yosemite is filled with history and there are numerous places in the park where you can visit a museum, historic building, or cemetery.
Last updated: March 28, 2023