Every year, there are over 3.5 million people from around the world who visit Yosemite National Park (Yosemite National Park is located about 320 kilometers east from San Francisco , California). The beauty of Yosemite National Park is unparalleled, some say it is the most beautiful National Park in the USA. With towering sequoia trees, impressive mountain peaks, waterfalls and Dramatic Canyons Yosemite is the place to go to commune with Mother Nature.
The western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is home to one of the treasured national parks in the United States. The park itself covers a land area of 747, 956 acres of land and has around 800 miles of well-maintained trails. With its numerous waterfalls and primary attractions, Yosemite National Park is a tourist destination to reckon. The Valley which is the lowest point in the park serves as the base for seven significant waterfalls which include the Ribbon Falls, Vernal Falls and the Bridalveil Falls.
It is home to North America’s longest waterfall – the Yosemite Falls which drops at 2,425 feet right into the Valley. Visitors of this gorgeous place can enjoy the view of the famous rock formations like Cathedral Rocks, El Capitan, Half Dome and the Three Brothers. Four large meadow areas and giant sequoia trees, Yosemite National Park is simply breathtaking.
Yosemite Valley was reported as a home to 400 species of vertebrates. Guests will often see coyotes, deer and wild bears during a visit to this place.
Hiking in Yosemite National Park can be an enjoyable outdoor activity. A hike will allow the visitors to see Mirror Lake, Bridalveil Falls and Inspiration Point. The hike to Half Dome is around 14 miles long and an elevation of 4,800 feet.
There are plenty of accommodatios for tourists to enjoy. Lodging is possible as there are four options to consider namely The Ahwahnee Hotel , the Ahwahnee Hotel and Yosemite Lodge which can be found just across the sits across the Lower Yosemite Falls trailhead, offering the guests in its 249 rooms excellent views. The Curry Village offers guests with cabins and tent cabins. Lastly, the Housekeeping Camp has tent-like cabins that accommodate up to six guests.
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A photo of a Giant sequoia tree at “mariposa grove” called “The Fallen Monarch” (which fell more than 300 years ago!), The Giant sequoias do not decay – therefor their remains lay on the ground for years, Next Photo by Dan – AmazingPlacesOnEarth.com Team