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Top park recommendations from locals

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“Ready to branch out a little? Yosemite National Park is just a short drive away!”
  • 252 locals recommend
National Park
“One of the 7 wonders of the world. A must see in the summer! You can ride in the shuttle down or get there before 7 am to drive in. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
National Park
“If you're feeling like an adventurous day trip, it is possible to do one day trip to the Yosemite National Parks!! Each one way is about 4hrs non-stop. Otherwise you can camp here or choose one of the glamping options that the park has to offer. Each vehicle is charged $35 for one entry or $85 for all national park visit. If you do go here, make sure your first stop is the visitor's office, the rangers here are well versed in all the hikes here and can best cater your experience to your needs. On top of that, they're the most well-informed people you'd find here regarding park and road conditions. Yosemite is well known for the: - Half Dome - Hetchy Hetchy reservoir - Tuolumme Meadows”
  • 7 locals recommend
National Park
“Beautiful trails and there are also some waterfalls nearby in addition to the cool rock formations. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Bodie is a genuine California mining ghost town. It’s about an hour drive from Mammoth, going northbound on the 395. It’s actually very cool for both adults and children.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Mono Lake Visitors Center. Combine with eating at Whoa Nellie Deli and the June Lake Loop drive. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Awesome playground for kids and super easy walking trails down by the creek”
  • 7 locals recommend
Campground
“Want to see three Yosemite waterfalls that most people NEVER see? Take this and enjoy wonderful views of the Merced River and Wawona area!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Shady Rest Trails. You can park back by the baseball fields. Great spot for cross country skiing or snowshoeing in winter. Also great for walking or jogging in summer. If you haven’t snowshoed before...regular snow boots work & poles are optional but not necessary.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful trail circling the lake. Excellent for a high altitude hike or mountain bike ride ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Campground
“Beautiful drive and breath taking scenery. Hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking, beach, and easy access. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Hike 1.2 miles/1.9 km round trip: A short walk to the base of this 620-foot (189-meter) waterfall that's one of the most famous in the world, photographed millions of times from Yosemite's tunnel view. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“At least 760,000 years old - among the oldest lakes in North America. Its a chloride-carbonate-sulfate "triple water" lake. It is alkaline, with a pH of 10, & almost three times as salty as the ocean.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful area with incredible hiking & fishing. Boat service across the lake takes you into some spectacular backcountry without much effort.Once off the boat, the scenery will take your breath away.”
  • 1 local recommends
Rv Park
“We love kayaking on this lake in the summer and snowshoeing to the lake in the winter. Camping, restaurant, bar, boat rentals, and great hiking trails. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Hike 2.2 miles/3.5 km round trip: Heart-starting views over the very sheer edge of the south rim of Yosemite Valley, with only the most basic of guardrails to hold you up. After you've driven to Yosemite Valley and gotten out of your car to look at El Capitan just because it's too tall to see the top of through your windshield, hike to Taft Point so you can look down on it instead.”
  • 3 locals recommend