Sampling twenty-four of the most scenic and least physically challenging trails within the park, this guide features spectacular hikes accessible by paved road, and all are easy to find. This indispensable guide provides accurate hike descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and concise trail information for the author's favorite trails. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, it has something for everyone.
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Introduction Trails in Yosemite Valley 1. East Valley Floor 2. Happy Isles to Vernal Fall 3. Mirror Lake 4. Lower Yosemite Fall 5. Bridalveil Fall Wawona Road Trails 6. Mariposa Grove 7. Wawona Meadow 8. Chilnualna Fall Glacier Point Road Trails 9. Glacier Point 10. Illilouette Fall 11. Sentinel Dome 12. Taft Point and the Fissures 13. McGurk Meadow Tioga Road Trails 14. Tuolumne Grove 15. Lukens Lake 16. May Lake 17. Olmstead Point Nature Trail 18. Tenaya Lake Tulumne Meadows Trails 19. Pothole Dome 20. Dog Lake 21. Lembert Dome 22. Soda Springs and Parsons Lodge 23. Lyell Fork Hetch Hetchy Trail 24. Wapama Falls
Suzanne Swedo, director of W.I.L.D., teaches wilderness survival and natural sciences at universities, museums, and organizations such as Yosemite Association and the Sierra Club. She has backpacked the mountains of every continent and led groups into the wilderness for over twenty-five years. Her books include Wilderness Survival, Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness, Hiking Yosemite National Park, and Adventure Travel Tips (Falcon). She lives in Van Nuys, California. With over 165 titles available for America's favorite outdoor destinations, National Geographic Maps' Trails Illustrated maps are the most trusted and popular recreation maps available. Continually setting the standard for accuracy, each map is crafted in conjunction with local land managers, and undergoes rigorous review and enhancement before being printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material. Each Trails Illustrated map contains detailed topographic information, clearly marked and named trails, recreational points of interest, and navigational aids.