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12 Unique Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

Provides stunning views of the night sky, with the Milky Way and constellations clearly visible

Stargazing at Glacier Point

A strenuous hike that rewards visitors with breathtaking views of waterfalls and the surrounding Yosemite Valley

Hiking the Mist Trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls

The crystal-clear waters of Tenaya Lake offer a refreshing swimming experience and picturesque views of the surrounding granite peaks

Swimming in Tenaya Lake

A high-elevation meadow that offers scenic hiking trails, picturesque views of the Sierra Nevada, and a chance to spot wildlife

Exploring Tuolumne Meadows

A popular bike route that loops through the Yosemite Valley, offering stunning views of the valley and its granite cliffs

Biking the Valley Loop Trail

The Merced River Canyon is home to a variety of bird species, including osprey, bald eagles, and peregrine falcons

Birdwatching in Merced River

A challenging climb that offers stunning views of the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite Valley from the summit

Rock Climbing at Cathedral Peak

The Mariposa Grove offers beautiful snowshoeing opportunities through a winter wonderland of giant sequoias

Snowshoeing in Mariposa Grove

Offers secluded camping opportunities in a beautiful forested area with access to hiking trails and stunning views of Yosemite Valley

Camping at Tamarack Flat Campground

Offers a scenic drive through the high-elevation areas of Yosemite, with picturesque views of the Sierra Nevada and alpine lakes

Taking a Scenic Drive on Tioga Road

A unique way to experience Yosemite’s beauty, with guided horseback rides available for visitors of all skill levels

Horseback Riding in Yosemite Valley

Offers a relaxing and therapeutic experience in natural hot springs while enjoying the picturesque views of Mono Lake and its tufa towers

Soaking in the Hot Springs of Mono Lake