Yosemite National Park Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Yosemite National Park

  • 1. Mono Lake

    It is a very long drive over to Mono Lake but if you are driving the Tioga Road it is a side trip well worth the effort and if camping at Tuolomne Meadows, the town of Lee Vining where the lake is...

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  • 2. Hikes / Trails

    The "Great Sierra Mine" sounds like a huge operation, doesn't it? Well, it's not much of a mine and certainly not great, but the trail up to it, which skirts the jewel-like Gaylor Lakes, is one of the...

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  • 3. Water Ways

    The water falls..... not only in the waterfall, but also from the sky. It is raining all the time and I am getting cold and wet. This is so disappointing, I looked so much forward to my visit to...

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  • 4. Roads / Drives

    Driving up Highway 120 from Lee Vining and Mono Lake, you enter the Sierra Nevada Mountains through the Tioga Pass. The roadside scenery is breathtaking. While the western slopes of the Sierra...

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  • 5. Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

    The Yosemite Railroad is located near the Southern entrance of Yosemite National Park on Route 41 just south of the small village of Fish Camp. It offers 1-hour excursions focusing on the local area....

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  • 7. Rock climbing

    Rock climbing in Yosemite National Park, as seen in September 2009. It goes without saying that 'Climbers can enjoy an endless variety of challenges' here (as...

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  • 8. Tamarack Flats Camping Ground

    We arrived in Yosemite Valley at 5 am because we had no reservations and we were told to come early to try to catch a cancellation but with 36 people in our...

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  • 9. Mariposa

    If you're looking for something decent to eat, you can head out Yosemite's southwestern Arches Rock Entrance and take Highway 140 around 40 miles west through...

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  • 10. INDIAN VILLAGE OF AHWAHNEE

    Hidden behind the Valley Visitor Center and the Yosemite Museum is the recreated traditional cultural presentations of the Ahwahneechee, the native people of...

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  • 11. Don't miss Tuolumne Meadows

    It's about a two hour drive from the valley but well worth the trip. A very beautiful drive and some nice hikes once you get up there. Since it's high...

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  • 12. Illilouette Falls

    The 370 foot Illilouette Falls is one of the park's most constantly flowing and is best seen from the Panorama Trail though it is possible to get a glimpse of...

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  • 13. Tioga Lake

    Tioga Lake is not part of Yosemite National Park, laying just outside the Tioga Pass Entrance Station but you could not fault yourself for thinking you are...

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  • 14. Take a Dip

    The Tuolumne area has numerous alpine lakes and ponds along various trails. These areas make a great place to take a dip and unwind a little. It helps refresh...

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  • 15. Winter Wonderlands

    While the majority of people show up to Yosemite during the warm summer months, it is worth visiting in the winter. Even if you don't ski. There are dozens of...

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  • 16. Sierra Point

    Starting from Happy Isles toward Vernal Falls, you'll pass a nasty avalanche site. Turn left, and start climbing along the right edge of the rocks. If you keep...

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  • 17. Stanislaus National Forest-Sonora, CA

    Part of the reason the travel into the Park takes long is because you drive thru this nice National Forest. This forest has a variety of activities for...

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  • 18. Sierra National Forest -Mariposa, CA

    There is plenty of backcounty hiking and recreational things at this National Forest.White water on Kings River as well as Giant Sequoia groves.There are 1500...

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  • 19. Devils Postpile National Monument

    Located next to the Inyo National Forest, this monument is known for its 60 foot basphalt columns which were made by volcanic eruptions and glaciers.There are...

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  • 20. Mariposa

    Mariposa is a town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada that usually thrives off its position on Hwy 140, one of the principal routes into Yosemite Valley. In...

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  • 21. Pretty picnic spot near Wawona

    We pulled over here on our first evening in the park, simply because it looked so peaceful and pretty. Travelling from the valley, it's located on the right...

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  • 22. Finding a spot of my own

    The best moments in any national park are those found off the beaten path, away from the masses who congregate at the visitor center and the scenic overlooks....

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  • 23. Everything is green

    Everything is so green, the crisp morning air, it's wonderful. It really pays off to get up very early in the morning and enjoy Yosmite. A few hours later this...

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  • 24. Glacier Point

    If you drive up to Glacier point you will be able to look straight (and I mean straight) down into the valley. Glacier point is roughly above the Curry...

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  • 25. A moment of silence...

    ... when standing on the soil of this extraordinary event. Close your eyes, and you can feel the heat of the campfire, smell the smoke, and hear Mr President...

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