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Yosemite Travel Guide

Our Yosemite Travel Guide has been created and edited by our Yosemite Tour Guides and mountaineers. Our mission is to inform and guide travelers who make the Yosemite National Park their destination for vacation. We know how important is to get the right travel guide information when visiting the Yosemite National Park. You can learn more about our Yosemite Travel Guide to maximize your chances to find the right activity, hiking trail, hotel, location and sightseeing within the Yosemite National Park. Our website offers photo galleries and maps about the Yosemite National Park wonders including the Yosemite falls, Giant Sequoias and other natural wonders.


Geographical Location

The Yosemite National Park is located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, 412 miles North-East of Las Vegas , 200 Miles East of San Francisco, and 188 Miles south of Lake Tahoe. The Yosemite National Park is a 1,189 square miles (3,081 km²). The Yosemite National Park was recognized as a World Heritage Site back in 1984 thanks to its unique biological and geological diversity.


History of the Yosemite National Park

The Yosemite Native American known as the Miwoks lived in what will become the Yosemite National Park for over 4,000 years. In the 17th Century, the Spaniards reach and settled in California. The Spanish expanded their empire along California coast where they established 21 missions. The Spanish San Franciscan fathers used the mission to expand their political and religious hegemony in California. The Spanish forced the native American to convert to Christianity and used them to carry out hard work in the fields. However, the Yosemite Valley was not discovered and made known to the public until the famous Gold Rush back in 1849. The Yosemite Valley was discovered by Major James D. Savage and Capt. John Boling during the Gold Rush in 1850. It's only in 1890 that the Yosemite National Park was established thanks to the efforts of the Sierra Club lead by John Muir. Today, the Yosemite Valley is the one of the most visited park in the world!


The Yosemite Valley

The Yosemite Valley is nestled in the heart of the Yosemite National Park and accessible by State Highway 120, 140, and highway 41.
The Yosemite Valley is located within the western part of the Yosemite Park. The Yosemite Valley is located about 200 Miles east of San Francisco. It takes about 4 hour driving from San Francisco Bay Area to get to the Yosemite Valley through the Sierra Nevada high country. The Valley is roughly 6 Miles long and less than one mile wide. The Merced River takes its source in the Yosemite Valley. The River runs through the Yosemite Valley dividing it into north bank and south bank. The flatness of the Yosemite green Valley Floor is in sharp contrast with the surround Giant Granite Domes and towering Cliffs including Half Dome, El Capitan, the three brothers, Cathedral Rocks , among other granite cliffs.
The Yosemite Valley is also home to North America’s highest waterfalls. The 2,425 ft Yosemite Waterfalls are actually three falls in one, the upper fall, the middle fall and the lower fall.
Bridalveil Fall is also a famous destination for hikers all levels. Bridalveil Fall is the first water fall the profiles in the horizon as visitors start winding their road down to the Yosemite Valley. Nevada Fall and Vernal Fall are unique but can’t be seen from the Yosemite Valley, An hour hike from the Yosemite Valley Floor is required to see these Giant Waterfalls.
The Yosemite U shape strikes first time visitors. The Giant Granite Walls surround the Yosemite Valley from all sides. This would be the perfect setting for a science fiction movie thanks to its giants demission and natural wonders.
In the course of time, the geology of the Yosemite Valley has curved from a V to a U shape creating deep canyons and steep hanging valleys such El Capitan and Half Dome that became the symbol of the Valley.
The Biology of the Yosemite is also very interesting. You may run into a bear , a coyote or an Elk in the Yosemite Valley. The variety of conifers in the valley is quiet amazing. You can see and picture the imposing red bark trees called Incense-cedars but also, ponderosa Pines, Sugar Pines, Lodgepole Pines, white & red firs as well. If you scan very well as you hike in the Yosemite Valley Floor , you may see some young Giant Sequoias along the Merced River! Learn more about the Yosemite Valley…


Yosemite National Park Travel Guide

The Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in North America . The park is home to a concentration of natural wonders where million of visitors go every year to picture the Giant Sequoias and waterfalls. Learn more...

  • Yosemite Valley
    The Yosemite Valley is home to natural wonders that attract million of tourists every year. Some of these wonders are the Yosemite waterfalls! The highest waterfalls in North America . Learn more...
  • Half Dome
    Half Dome is the most photographed natural monument in the world. Half Dome is the Symbol of the Yosemite National park . Learn more now...
  • El Capitan
    Come and capture the rock climbers challenging the Vertical and dangerous walls of EL Capitan ! Learn more now..
  • Yosemite Falls
    Travel to the Yosemite and Picture the majestic and impressive Yosemite waterfalls from the Yosemite Valley Floor. The Yosemite falls are three waterfalls in one... learn more now...
  • Giant Sequoias
    Travel to one of the Yosemite Giant Sequoias Groves and capture the Giant trees called the Sequoias. The Giant Sequoias are the largest living thing on the surface of earth! learn more now...
  • Glacier Point
    Glacier Point towers at an elevation of 7,214 ft overlooking the Yosemite Valley Floor and giant hidden waterfalls... learn more now...
  • Ansel Adams
    Ansel Adams was a famous California photographer born in San Francisco . He immortalized the Yosemite wonders in his primitive black & White photos . Learn more about Ansel Adam his story of Love with the Yosemite National Park...
  • Yosemite Hotels & Lodging
    Looking for information about the Yosemite National Park lodging and hotels. Check this out...
  • Giant Sequoias & Redwoods
    What is the difference between the famous redwoods & the Giant Sequoias? Get the answer right now...
  • Tuolumne Grove of Sequoias
    The Tuolumne Grove is home to some of the largest living Sequoias in the Yosemite National Park...learn more now...
  • Mariposa Grove of Sequoias
    Mariposa Grove is the most impressive Grove of Giant Sequoias in the entire Yosemite National Park . The Grove is home to the Yosemite largest Giant Sequoias called the Grizzly Giant! Learn more now...
  • Hetch Hetchy Valley
    Is there a second Yosemite Valley in the Yosemite National Park ? Yes, It's Hetch Hetchy Valley located on the Tuolumne River downstream from the Tuolumne Meadows, about 16 miles north of Yosemite Valley. The name "Hetch Hetchy" was giving after the tribal Native American language which means a grass with edible seeds that grows in the valley.  Learn more...
  • The Gold Rush Legacy
    In 1848 gold nuggets were discovered at Sutter's Mill in Coloma located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains .How the Gold Rush was initiated? Learn more now...
  • Sierra Nevada-California
    The Sierra Nevada is home to North America 's most impressive wonders ! The Sierra Nevada is home to the oldest & largest trees on earth!. Geologically, The Sierra Nevada is also home to North America highest Peak out of Alaska ! Where? Learn more...
  • Central Valley
    Central Valley is North America 's largest Agricultural Valley . Central Valley is commonly referred to as the "fruit basket of the word" learn more now...
  • Don Pedro Lake
    Don Pedro Lake is a beautiful manmade Lake where visitors can enjoy water sport , house boating rental, fishing , swimming, water-skiing, jet-skiing, windsurfing and  sailing houseboat rental. Learn more...
  • Chinese Camp
    The Chinese Camp is a Historical Landmark thanks to its rich history as an old gold mining town. Learn more now...

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