Hiking in Yosemite Valley

IMPORTANT FIRE INFORMATION:

ALERT ON 9-14-2017
HIGHWAY 41 NOW OPEN

With Highway 41 open, drivers are urged to drive with caution as a large firefighting presence remains along the highway, residential streets and Forest roads. CalTrans does have parking restrictions in place along the highway due to fire crews still preforming suppression repair work.Travelers can expect to see smoke within the fire area as interior islands, and heavy down material smolder.

Road conditions in the park are continuously updupdated and available by dialing (209) 372-0200, then pressing 1, and 1 again.

The purpose of this website is to guide and inform you on what Yosemite National Park has to offer! Many visitors don't know exactly what to expect from one of America's Crown Jewels, Yosemite. I hope this website is helpful to you in the planning of your visit. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or suggestions. I also welcome your photos of your trip and any fun experience you would like to share for the website. Email to info@yosemitechic.com

Yosemite is located in the Central Sierra Nevada Range in California. It is 1,200 square miles, contains thousands of lakes and ponds, granite domes and cliffs, and offers over 800 miles of hiking trails and 350 miles of roads. Elevations vary from 2,000 to over 13,000 feet. El Capitan is the largest and highest monolith in the world and climbers from all over the world come here to enjoy its challenges.

Yosemite Valley is at an elevation of 4,000 feet and is approximately over 7 square miles, and it is the most popular destination for most visitors in the park. The Valley receives over 4 million visitors yearly, mostly between April and October. Traffic can be at its peak during the summer months, which is why the free Valley shuttle is recommended.

Yosemite offers many things to do for all ages: camping, hiking, backpacking, tours, ranger and insterpretive programs, art and photography, biking, birdwatching, fishing, horsebackriding, rock climbing, water activities, volunteering and winter sports! You can enjoy Yosemite all year round.