Nature Attractions in Yosemite National Park

Mariposa Grove

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Mariposa Grove Road
Park at the Wawona Store parking area and walk east 0.25 miles to Forest Dr. The trail head is on the right

Largest living things on earth...
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Bridalveil Falls Day Hike

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Wawona Road & Southside Drive
(Hwy 41)

A couple hundred yards from parking; 600' of vertical splash...
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Lower Yosemite Falls Day Hike

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Northside Drive
(Yosemite Valley)

An easy half-hour loop to the base of a park icon...
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Frazil Ice

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Northside Drive

If you're lucky enough to see it, frazil ice is an amazing natural phenomenon...
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Ranger Programs

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POB 577

A great American tradition of learning on the trail...
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Exploring Yosemite Natural History

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PO Box 230
(P.O. Box 230)

Bugs, Flowers, Birds & More...
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Glacier Point

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P.O. Box 577

A dramatic overlook from the rim...
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Yosemite Outdoor Adventures

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PO Box 230
(Yosemite Village)

Fun field courses that'll help you get deep into Yosemite...
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Wawona

Highway 41

A historic community in southern Yosemite...
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Lyell Canyon Trail

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P.O. Box 577

An underrated delight running south from Tuolumne Meadows...
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Mono Basin Birding Chautauqua

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A terrific gathering of birders and birds...
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Preston Falls

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24545 Highway 120

A moderate 4.5-mile trail to a nice pool and waterfall...
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Porcupine Flat Campground

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Tioga Road

This campground lies north of Yosemite Valley along Tioga Road. It is open on a first come, first served basis from July through early September...
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Tenaya Lake

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Tioga Road

A magnificent mountain lake...
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South Tufa, Mono Lake

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Hwy 395 near Lee Vining

Amazing mineral formations on an inland sea...
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Mount Conness

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Saddlebag Lake Rd

Climb the peak and get stunning views...
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Nature Center at Happy Isles

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Happy Isle Loop Road & Southside Drive
(Curry Village)

Family-oriented exhibits with a Junior Ranger emphasis...
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Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias

Hwy. 120

Yosemite's most intimate grove...
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Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

Tioga Road

One of Yosemite's three sequoia groves...
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Raft Rental

Float Yosemite Valley...
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