Yosemite Valley Loop Trail

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Yosemite Valley Loop Trail
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Examining Misadventures
Santa Clarita, CA74 contributions
It’s a beautiful, easy hike, but take water.
May 2021 • Family
The meadow loop trail is lovely, even with all the downed trees they had to chop up due to the major windstorm several weeks ago.
Pines have shallow roots, so some very old trees toppled. It’s amazing to see the rings on the old growth trees compared to what you see in today’s lumber - the logging industry pushes the trees to grow rapidly, so the rings are far apart. This wood is jaw dropping solid. A few structures in Wawona are still without roofs.
If you feel like a four mile walk, this is a good choice.
Written 24 May 2021
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D11RCD
Palm Desert, CA28 contributions
Great, Leisurely Walking Trail
Apr 2021
Ohhh, the sights! The serenity! The QUIET!. This is so beautiful a place to be in. I could stay here for months! There are several trails throughout the Yosemite Valley and not a one of them in a less than awe inspiring location. This trail is very easy and lets you see Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Mirror lake and several other falls and lots of streams! It's just incredible being here in one of the grandest places on Earth! Do bring your camera! you'll want to take lots of pics & vids of all the wonderfulness around you!
Written 25 April 2021
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Gus6
Los Angeles, CA67 contributions
You must go
Nov 2019
Simply amazing!!!
You can visit any time of the year and there will be always to be amazed for
Get your camera ready to capture the amazing view right after the Tunnel
Written 12 October 2020
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cp_0010
Manama, Bahrain1,401 contributions
Enjoyable walk
Jul 2019
Walking in Yosemite valley trail is an enjoyable walk. As you walk through the valley, there are nice views around trees, mountains and static water where people do boating and swimming. As you walk along, you will see many bikers and there is a separate trail for them. We walked for a good time and enjoyed. Good place for family picnic.
Written 27 June 2020
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ELKW
United States8,895 contributions
leisure walk
Jun 2019
This trail is easy, you can have a leisure walk there, you can see the iconic features, the Yosemite falls, when you walk this trail, Some people may bike along the trail. It's also a good choice besides walking on foot.
Written 15 May 2020
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Gonen2014
Haifa, Israel3,921 contributions
Enjoyable walk
Aug 2019
Walking the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail is very enjoyable. We walked parts of the Loop, not all of it, as we visited the Yosemite Falls along the way, and had a picnic on the Cathedral Beach. Lots of fun!
Written 29 November 2019
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JRG
Charleston, WV57 contributions
Easy trail with nice views.
Oct 2019
Only hikes a couple miles of this trail, but its beautiful. Wasn't crowded on my hike. Trees were starting to turn color so photos were good!
Written 18 October 2019
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Frances H
Windsor, UK86 contributions
Get away from the crowds
Oct 2019
Firstly, despite other reviews, this is NOT a bike trail! It’s a hiking trail . Bikes are restricted to paved trails. I hiked the whole loop and it’s a wonderful way to see the main sights and yet avoid the herd. APart from when the trail crosses parking lots I only met half a dozen people all day. I stopped by the river and watched deer crossing, I saw bear scat, and watched in awe as climbers scaled El Cap. It was a hot day, but nearly the trail was shaded luckily, the trail is marked, but you do need a map, There are hardly any paved areas. I think some reviews confuse the bike trails with the loop. Parts of the loop are stony and involve some climbing. I also found it to be much longer than 13 miles. My Garmin said 17! I had a WONDERFUL day and saw the park in all its magnificence. There are even sections where you escape the car noise and feel as if you are the only person for miles and miles.
Written 10 October 2019
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Edwelsh
North Canton, OH4,276 contributions
Nice trail
Oct 2019 • Couples
We didn’t do the whole loop, but kept running into it on our stops. The parts we walked were well maintained, well marked, not overly crowded and clean. We were out on the trail one day and stopped to take a picture, boy I could say that a lot, and it was so quiet and peaceful. So make sure you stop and see the wildfires and here the wind rustle the top of the tall pine trees.
Written 30 September 2019
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legsbell
Martinez, CA1,028 contributions
Easy hiking or biking trail
Aug 2019
This is a nice and easy trail that meanders around the valley floor. You can stop at a number of beaches along the way and get a good hike in at the same time.
Written 26 August 2019
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