Lace up your boots and sample sixty-one of the finest trails Yosemite National Park has to offer. Fully updated and revised, and including color maps and photos throughout, Hiking Yosemite National Park features everything from short strolls and day hikes to multiday backcountry treks, every one of which will treat you to some of the world’s most stunning scenery and allow you to get the most out of this remarkably diverse natural wonderland. Features: Hikes suited to every ability Directions to the trailheads Trail Finder for best hikes for lakes, waterfalls, views, wildlife, and wildflowers Difficulty ratings and average hike times Trip-planning information, including permits, local lodging and campgrounds, and best hiking seasons for every featured hike.
Author: Marc J. Soares
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Sports & Recreation
* A collection of 100 of the Yosemite area's best hikes * 110 color photographs and 102 color maps* Includes popular trails located outside the boundaries of Yosemite National Park* Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for best "Adventure Guidebook"Yosemite National Park is a hiking destination know world round and this guidebook provides directions to the best trails Yosemite has to offer.Virtually all the hikes in this book are readily accessible from major arterials, andthere are explicit trailhead directions for each hike. The hikes in 100 Hikes in Yosemite National Park are divided into eight geographical regions. The regions approximate a counterclockwise loop, starting from the southeast and finishing in the southwest. Each hiking chapter is broken up in three basic parts: the information block, which helps you size up the hike by telling you how to get there and what to expect; the opening, which gives you a feel for what the hike is like; and the body, which describes the landmarks and trails, providing a blow-by-blow account of the actual hike, preceded by trailhead directions. You'll learn where the tough spots are on the trail, how much shade is available, and the locations of important Yosemite landmarks and special scenes you won't want to miss.Roughly a third of the hikes in this book are located just outside the park boundaries, and about half of those lead into the Yosemite National Park. A handy trail index helps hikers choose from trails ranging in difficulty from "cakewalk to butt-kicker." With extensive facts about plants, wildlife, and geological features as well as local history, each hike in this guidebook is loaded with outdoor entertainment and information.
This fully revised and updated guide to hiking in Yosemite National Park will help readers choose and plan a day hike or backpacking trip best suited to their time, energy, experience, and personal preferences. There are fifty-nine classic day hikes and overnight backpacking trips meticulously prepared by backcountry guide Suzanne Swedo.
50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity leads hikers of all skill levels to some of the most stunning landscapes Yosemite has to offer including: bubbling alpine creeks, smooth glaciated slabs, giant sequoias, deep dark blue lakes, and rock as far as the eye can see. In addition to in-depth hike descriptions, the author has also included information about the parks natural history, complex landscape, and its human history. Additional information includes tips on keeping yourself and your family safe, the park's natural predators, and helpful weather information.
Author: Robert Stone
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Sports & Recreation
A guide to hiking through the wilderness of Yosemite features eighty day hikes that include both well-known and less traveled areas of the park, providing outstanding scenic vistas of waterfalls, sequoia groves, and alpine meadows. Original.
Jeffrey Schaffer has selected 46 "must-do" Yosemite hikes. Whether you're looking for a scenic stroll, a full-day adventure, or even a spectacular backpacking trip, you'll find it here. And with at-a-glance information for each hike, visitors can determine which hikes are most suitable to their skills, schedules, and preferences. Books in the affordable and easy-to-use Top Trails series feature elevation profiles, detailed maps, driving directions, and "don't get lost" trail milestones. Innovative trail-feature charts give information on which trails are child-friendly; which allow horses; where to see giant sequoias, waterfalls, lakes, wildflowers, and autumn colors; which trips have the best photo opportunities; and which have camping, running, or biking opportunities.
Author: Steven P. Medley
Publisher: Yosemite Conservancy
Release Date: 2018-03-06
In addition to things to see and do in the major regions of Yosemite, this guidebook also provides reservation information and dining options, suggests hikes and excursions at any level of desired activity, promotes safe enjoyment of the park, and covers major and little-known natural features. Also included are information on roads and gateway communities, tips on how to reserve a campsite or lodging, photos of flora and fauna, and important phone numbers, emails, and web sites, and updated maps. New to this eighth edition are: •connectivity and technology information; •a "Hike Smart" safety section with loads of tips; •all new photographs.
Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park is a perfect guidebook for those who want to sample the best of Yosemite within an easy day's walk, from the world-famous domes and waterfalls of Yosemite Valley to the more remote, less well known, but equally spectacular corners of the park. From a short stroll to an extended ramble, this book is for hikers of almost every ability, age, and interest. This guidebook will tell you when to go, where to hike, and where to find the best photos, flowers, and wildlife watching.
Discover the wonder of these two spectacular parks as Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks leads you along 850 miles of trail - from short nature hikes to backcountry treks. Veteran hiker Erik Molvar provides all the information you need to get the most out of hiking this International Peace Park with its glistening glaciers, scenic lookouts, peaceful lakes, and remote wilderness. Look inside to find: Hikes suited to every ability Mile-by-mile directional cues Elevation profiles GPS coordinates for all trailheads and backcountry campsites An index of hikes by category— from easy day hikes to hikes to waterfalls Invaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgrounds Full-color photos throughout Full-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail
Author: Robert Stone
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks must be experienced on foot- only then can you come face-to-face with the grandeur of the incredible scenery. Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is a clear, concise guide to 61 of the most rewarding day hikes in these two parks. (The parks are adjacent without a noticeable boundary between them.) These hikes will introduce you to the giant sequoias, the world's largest living organisms, and some of the most impressive canyons, rock formations, and panoramic overlooks found anywhere. Highlights include valleys with towering canyon walls and granite monoliths, verdant alpine meadows fringed with giant sequoias, cascading creeks and waterfalls, and phenomenal views. Hikes range from easy to moderately strenuous, accommodating every level of experience. Each hike includes a summary of its highlights, a map, and clear driving and hiking directions.
Explore the crystal clear waters on the Summit Lakes Trail at Lassen Volcanic National Park, take in the expansive views at Shenandoah National Park’s Old Rag Mountain, or traverse the sandstone cliffs at Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. Choose your adventure from any of the forty-four national parks profiled throughout the book. This book delivers jaw-dropping photos, detailed hike descriptions and maps, ranger essays, and more, all of which combine to create an intimate look at the best our national parks have to offer.
Author: Matt Johanson; Hans Florine
Publisher: Triumph Books
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Four million outdoor adventurers visit California’s Yosemite National Park each year, drawn to the park’s spectacular scenery, vast swaths of wilderness, and extensive trail system. Yosemite Adventures offers a unique approach to exploring the park by presenting the area as a varied, year-round playground appropriate for recreationists of all abilities and interests. In addition to hiking and backpacking trips, readers will enjoy descriptions of skiing, snowshoeing, rock/mountain climbing, and fishing outings. Each of the 50-plus adventures—which have all been completed by the author—include photographs; detailed maps; elevation profiles; and a wealth of insider tips about recommended gear, permits, food, and campsites for a successful outing. The book promises to be a must-have resource for Yosemite’s vast legion of avid outdoor recreation enthusiasts.
Author: Kaiser James
Publisher: James Kaiser
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Yosemite National Park is the crown jewel of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. This gorgeous, full-color travel guidebook reveals the highlights and hidden gems of Yosemite — detailing everything you need to make the most of your time in the park. Fully updated for 2018! Over 65 five-star reviews for previous editions! Whatever your interests — hiking past stunning waterfalls, strolling through giant sequoia groves, watching sunset from incredible viewpoints, relaxing at a historic lodge — Yosemite: The Complete Guide puts the best of the park at your fingertips. Beautiful color photos showcase Yosemite's best destinations. Fascinating chapters on Geology, History and Wildlife reveal the story behind the scenery. Detailed Maps make travel planning easy. Filled with travel tips to save you time and money! From stunning waterfalls in Yosemite Valley to incredible hikes in the High Sierra, Yosemite: The Complete Guide is the only travel guide you need.
Redwood National and State Parks are home to some of the world's tallest trees: old-growth coast redwoods, living to be 2000 years old and growing to over 300 feet tall. Author and hiker Dan Brett includes trail descriptions and maps of nearly 22 easy day hikes within these spectacular parks. This indispensible guide provides accurate hike descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and concise trail information for the author's favorite trails.