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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of the U.S. state of California. The park, which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain. Over 3.7 million people visit Yosemite each year: most spend their time in the seven square miles of Yosemite Valley. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness. Yosemite was central to the development of the national park idea. First, Galen Clark and others lobbied to protect Yosemite Valley from development, ultimately leading to President Abraham Lincoln's signing the Yosemite Grant in 1864. Later, John Muir led a successful movement to establish a larger national park encompassing not just the valley, but surrounding mountains and forests as well—paving the way for the United States national park system.


Yosemite Falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Located in Yosemite National Park...

Bridalveil Fall is one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California, seen y...

Half Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, located in northeastern Mariposa County, Cali...

Hetch Hetchy is the name of a valley, a reservoir and a water system in California in the United Sta...

Yosemite Valley is a glacial valley in Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada mountains...

Mount Dana is a mountain on the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park in the U.S. state of Californ...

Tuolumne Meadows is a gentle, dome-studded sub-alpine meadowy section of the Tuolumne River, in the ...

Sentinel Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, United States. It lies on the south wall ...

The Dana Meadows can be found at the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park, at the foot of Moun...

Ribbon Fall, located in Yosemite National Park in California, flows off a cliff on the west side of ...

O'Shaughnessy Dam is a 430-foot high concrete arch-gravity dam in Tuolumne County, California, in th...

North Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, California. It is the southernmost summit of...

The Cathedral Range is a mountain range immediately to the South of Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite Nat...

Vernal Fall is a 317-foot waterfall on the Merced River just downstream of Nevada Fall in Yosemite N...

Camp 4 is a campground in Yosemite National Park. It became notable after World War II as the hangou...

Silver Strand Falls drops 574 feet along Meadow Brook, at the western end of Yosemite Valley, within...

Mount Lyell is the highest point in Yosemite National Park, at 13,114 feet. It is located at the sou...

Cathedral Peak is part of the Cathedral Range, a mountain range in the south-central portion of Yose...

Mariposa Grove is a sequoia grove located near Wawona, California, United States, in the southernmos...

Tenaya Lake is an alpine lake in Yosemite National Park, located between Yosemite Valley and Tuolumn...

El Capitan is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yose...

Liberty Cap is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, California, USA which lies at the extreme n...

Nevada Fall is a 594-foot high waterfall on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, California. ...

The Ahwahnee Hotel is a grand hotel in Yosemite National Park, California, on the floor of Yosemite ...

The Mist Trail is one of the most popular short hikes in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Th...

The Cathedral Lakes are two lakes located In Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California. Th...

Waterwheel Falls is a waterfall in the Sierra Nevada of California, located at 37°55?36?N 119°27?31?...

Tueeulala Falls is located on the north side of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. At ro...

Badger Pass Ski Area is a small ski area located within Yosemite National Park. Badger Pass is one o...

Illilouette Fall is a 370 feet waterfall in Yosemite National Park. It is located on the Illilouette...

Snow Creek Falls is a long series of cascades located in Yosemite National Park toward the eastern e...

Chilnualna Falls is a series of waterfalls totaling 690 feet, located on Chilnualna Creek in the sou...

Kibbie Lake lies in the remote north-west portion of Yosemite National Park in the USA. It is access...

Staircase Falls is a series of waterfalls located on Gossamer Creek in Yosemite National Park, Calif...

Ostrander Lake is located in Yosemite National Park, approximately 10 miles south of Yosemite Valley...

Sierra Point is a point located in Yosemite National Park at the eastern end of the valley, below Gr...

Lake Vernon is located in the Tiltill Valley in the northern sector of Yosemite National Park just n...

Lake Eleanor is a reservoir located in the northwestern backcountry of Yosemite National Park at an ...

Royal Arch Cascade is a waterfall located on the north wall of Yosemite Valley and the Yosemite Nati...

Wapama Falls is the larger of two waterfalls located on the northern wall of Hetch Hetchy Valley in ...

Lehamite Falls is located in Yosemite National Park. It consists of a long series of steep cascades ...

May Lake is a lake in Yosemite National Park, as well as a High Sierra Camp where backpackers can st...

Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp is an established campground—one of six High Sierra Camps—located in Gle...

Tuolumne Grove is a sequoia grove located near Crane Flat in Yosemite National Park, at 37°46?09?N 1...

Clouds Rest is a mountain in Yosemite National Park east northeast of Yosemite Village, California. ...

The Parsons Memorial Lodge is a small building built in 1915 by the Sierra Club at the northern end ...

The Three Brothers is a rock formation, in Yosemite Valley, California. It is located just east of E...

Horsetail Fall, located in Yosemite National Park in California, is a seasonal waterfall that flows ...

Three Chute Falls is a waterfall on Tenaya Creek in Yosemite National Park, in the U.S. state of Cal...

Mount Hoffmann is a prominent peak in northeastern Mariposa County in the center of Yosemite Nationa...

Mount Clark is an 11,527-foot tall granite peak in the Clark Range. It is a popular destination for ...

Grizzly Peak in Yosemite Valley is a promontory on the southwest wall below the popular Half Dome. I...

Merced Grove is a giant sequoia grove located near Crane Flat just inside the western boundary of Yo...

Mirror Lake is a small, seasonal lake located on Tenaya Creek in Yosemite National Park. Situated in...

Mount Starr King is a symmetrical granite dome in Yosemite National Park, whose highest point is 9,0...

Lyell Glacier is in the Sierra Nevada of California. The glacier was discovered by John Muir in 1871...

Fairview Dome is a prominent granite dome in Yosemite National Park, located 1.8 miles north of Cath...

Sentinel Rock is a granitic peak in Yosemite National Park, California, United States. It towers ove...

The Wawona Tunnel is a highway tunnel in Yosemite National Park. It, and Tunnel View just beyond its...