Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite Valley Loop Trail is located in Yosemite National Park. Use our Yosemite National Park itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Yosemite Valley Loop Trail and other attractions in Yosemite National Park.
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  • A collection of meadows, rock formations such as Sentinel Rock, wooded groves and forests all close to the Merced river and waterfalls such as Bridalveil falls make this area unique and a must stop pl...  more »
  • Thought this trail would lead us up to the top of the lower Y. Falls, bust it stays on the Valley base. Still had some great views of the falls & a nice enjoyable & easy hike.  more »
  • Yosemite is a beautiful place although the facilities are woefully inadequate for the volume of visitors. However, once you strap on your boots the Valley Loop Trail is a long and peaceful hike that t...  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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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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