Yosemite Hiking Trails are World-Famous
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What Yosemite hiking trails should I put on my list not to miss?
Yosemite hiking trails are some of the best known and loved hiking trails in the world, and that means you'll probably have company on Yosemite hiking trails when you visit, at least the most popular and accessible trails in the valley, such as Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite Falls, and Mirror Lake.
Backcountry hiking in Yosemite is another story entirely. Many of the trails are strenuous and lead right into the backbone of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You could hike for hours without seeing anything but wildlife on some of these trails, and Yosemite purists swear this is really the best way to experience all Yosemite hiking trails have to offer.
Whatever trails you choose to hike in Yosemite, make sure to include some of the trails in Tuolumne Meadows, Glacier Point, and the Wawona areas. You'll see some sights very different from the valley sights, and you'll get a bigger picture of the grandness of this park. Don't forget that Glacier Point and Tioga Pass Roads are closed until spring melts most of the winter buildup of snow.