Best Things to Do in Yosemite National Park California In June

By:- Sahil Luthra

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

The Yosemite Valley floor — the park’s focal point and main visitor hub — is the starting point for most hikes and its flat terrain offers a gentle initiation for hikers. The surrounding steep rocks and mountains provide more strenuous trails.

Hiking independently

Hiking independently

Hiking trails are well signposted, paths are well maintained and staff will happily provide recommendations and give out maps showing the various routes, from half hour strolls to full day hikes, which are all graded by difficulty.

Take the trail to Artist Point

Take the trail to Artist Point

The 3.2 km (two mile) round trip to Artist Point is a relatively easy hike that gives you fantastic views, without the crowds. The trail starts from the Tunnel View platform, which looks out across Yosemite Valley.

Driving in Yosemite National Park

Driving in Yosemite National Park

Self-driving is the best way to access the park. The roads wind through hills, forests and sweeping mountain scenery, enticing you to stop and take photographs at every opportunity.

Yosemite’s waterfalls and viewpoints

Yosemite’s waterfalls and viewpoints

After paying a visit to Lower Yosemite Falls, you’re driven to El Capitan. Perhaps the park’s most revered rock formation, its humongous vertical rock face is a Mecca for experienced climbers.

Guided hike among giant sequoias

Guided hike among giant sequoias

The experience of visiting takes two parts: first, the 40-minute drive from Oakhurst to the grove in an open 4x4. My guide, Chase, gave me a little background to the forest en route.

Zip-lining near Yosemite National Park

Zip-lining near Yosemite National Park

I’d never zip-lined before and was a little apprehensive at first as my guide strapped me into the harness and gave me my helmet. But, once I was gliding across the first wire the nerves subsided, replaced with a rush of adrenaline

Wildlife in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife in Yosemite National Park

A visit to Yosemite is like witnessing Mother Nature’s greatest hits. Not only is there incredible scenery, but you’ll encounter a variety of wildlife whether you’re hiking or driving.

Where to stay in Yosemite National Park

Where to stay in Yosemite National Park

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel is situated between Yosemite Village and Half Dome Village in Yosemite Valley floor. It’s conveniently located for access to hiking trails and has fantastic views of Yosemite Falls and Half Dome.

Best time to visit Yosemite National Park

June is the best time to visit Yosemite. The snow has melted and the waterfalls, rivers, lakes and streams are in full flow. These make up a big part of the park’s landscape, so you get the full Yosemite experience.

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