Yosemite Activities

Hiking, Rafting, Biking and More fun things to do in America's best park!

Rafting in Yosemite

One of the best excursions around is a beautiful and relaxing cruise down the Merced River through Yosemite Valley. The length of the Yosemite rafting season changes from year to year and depends on river depth, water temperature and climate. Rafts can be rented at the Curry Village Recreation Center.

Yosemite Hiking

One of our favorite ways to enjoy Yosemite is taking a hike. Some of the best hikes in the Park include: Yosemite Valley; Glacier Point Road; Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias; and Tuolumne Meadows. Remember to stay on the trails. Straying off the path, even in search of a shortcut, is dangerous and illegal. The park service guide to Valley hikes by difficulty and distance is linked here:

Bike Riding and Rentals in Yosemite

Riding your bicycle is one of the best ways to feel nature all around you while at the same the enjoying a rush of healthy exercise. There are more than 12 miles of paved bike paths in Yosemite Valley. You can also ride along the regular roads (while obeying traffic laws). In Yosemite Valley, you can rent bikes at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, and Curry Village. You can also enjoy riding your bike all around Bass Lake and throughout the many camp grounds and housing areas.

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