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Yosemite Valley

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9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
(209) 372-0200
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Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“glacier point” (348 reviews)
“half dome” (333 reviews)
“el capitan” (259 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
(209) 372-0200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I couldn't write enough to even come ckose to describe the beauty of this park! The wow factor was in every turn, every blink of my eyes. If time is limited there's a great driving / walking / cycle around where the village is situated....More

Thank S4205AMjuliel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the trip I had put off for several years and feel so blessed I finally got to go. Nothing prepares you for that first glimpse of El Capitan and Half Dome rising from the valley floor. No photo, video, live cam can do...More

Thank charli1031
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful valley offering stunning views on all the mountains. During the day it is very crowded. You can drive around and there a plenty campgrounds and parking spots.

Thank Anouk v
Reviewed 2 days ago

Whilst Yosemite was always on the California Trip list none of the photographs could prepare us for the sheer scale, beauty and quiet of Yosemite Valley. Whether you look at Half Dome, El Capitan or Mirror Lake you will be totally smitten, your camera won't...More

Thank Philip_Marsh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yosemite Valley is such a stunningly beautiful place that you can spend a week down there and never get bored or see the same thing twice (although you may want to). Make sure to visit at least once in your life!

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A trip to Yosemite Valley is great for everyone. There are fabulous views of mountains, waterfalls, trees, grass, a pond, a lake, and the Merced river. There are many beautiful hikes ranging from ones that are challenging to ones that are wheelchair accessible. There are...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I live in Alaska so I’m very biased about most places I visit- but Yosemite is definitely a place worth seeing!!!! We brought our kids here for a short 2 day getaway- It is extremely difficult to describe a place that is so massive and...More

Thank Roger D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently spent a day in Yosemite. The highlights are of course, Half Dome from Glacier Point , El Capitan & Yosemite Falls. All are spectacular although managed fires near Glacier Point made vistas unremarkable. The bonus to mid October is the crowds are thinner...More

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's busy, it was way more busy than we expected but it's understandable. Once your out of the car and able to walk around it's easy to see why it's hard to find a parking spot. The place is just stunning, there are lots of...More

Thank CoasterNerdett
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to hike. We went after Labor Day. I highly recommend going after the summer rush as crowds are negligible. If you hike Clouds Rest keep an eye out for lightning. We got caught at the top and had to hurry off the summit.

Thank Andrew C
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Zoran M
13 October 2017|
Response from dkc_liv | Reviewed this property |
We were there the week of Sept 16 and the US120 was closed several days for snow. You should probably count on driving through Fresno. (FYI: The trip through Yosemite / Mono Lake still took me about 7 hours to get to Vegas.
8 October 2017|
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Response from dkc_liv | Reviewed this property |
valley loop trail is a long, easy hike
30 September 2017|
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Response from NicandB | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I wouldn't visit Northern California right now because of the crazy fires that are ongoing. A lot of tourism will be off limits for Napa valley.