Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite Valley Loop Trail is located in Yosemite National Park. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Well worth a nice walk and taking time to stop off and enjoy the view. Great to get out of the car and walk  more »
  • We took the shorter version of this trail, but still were able to enjoy the meadows, cliffs and scenery all along the way. The route that we took was an easy trail, but well worth doing.  more »
  • Nice stroll through the Valley Floor with lots to see. Pack a lunch and have a wander through the park. Don't rush and enjoy yourself.  more »
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  • Gorgeous and the miles just melt away, you have to lace up some sturdy sneakers and see some waterfalls and look for climbers on El Capitan.
  • Amazing, high waters made the waterfalls a trip to remember. We even were rained on close up to the falls!
  • We didn't walk the whole loop but it was fun watching people rock climb around camp 4
  • amazing place!

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Where to stay in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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