Guidebook

Plan the Perfect Family Day Out in Yosemite National Park

6 adventures in California’s magnificent Yosemite National Park that families with kids will love.

Description

Yosemite National Park is a vast 1,200-square-mile expanse of preserved wilderness in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. From deep valleys encircled by dramatic peaks, gushing waterfalls feeding into lush meadows, and ancient giant sequoia forests, Yosemite National Park has many enchantments to excite visitors.

For family-friendly adventures, there are a lot of easy-going hiking trails, flat bike routes, and many pit stops along the way. Here are six adventures to get you going. For a stroller-friendly short circuit with a magnificent viewpoint, try Glacier Point trail. If biking is more your family’s thing, the Yosemite Valley Bike Loop adventure will take you around the main sights on the valley floor in around 2 hours.

Sources:
https://www.myyosemitepark.com/things-to-do/go-bicycling-in-yosemite-park
https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm
https://www.familyvacationcritic.com/yosemite-national-park-family-vacation/dfv/#!

McGurk's Meadow

McGurk's Meadow

Yosemite National Park
0 - 1 hrs
3.0 km
41 m
126 m
A sun-dappled 1.8 mile stroll through the woods leading you to a meadow filled with wildflowers and a babbling brook.
Easy
Private
Glacier Point

Glacier Point

Yosemite National Park
0 - 1 hrs
0.9 km
15 m
19 m
A leisurely loop taking you to a stunning lookout point.
Easy
Private
Yosemite Valley Bike Loop

Yosemite Valley Bike Loop

Yosemite National Park
13.8 km
103 m
103 m
A gentle 12 mile loop taking you to a selection of sights dotted around Yosemite Valley.
Easy
Private
Taft Point
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Taft Point

Yosemite National Park
0 - 1 hrs
3.7 km
133 m
133 m
A hike through the forest to a panoramic viewpoint over Yosemite Valley.
Easy
Private
Bridalveil Fall Trail
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Bridalveil Fall Trail

Yosemite National Park
0 - 1 hrs
0.7 km
27 m
27 m
Paved trail to the base of a 620-foot waterfall.
Easy
Private
North Dome Loop
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North Dome Loop

Yosemite National Park
3 - 4 hrs
15.4 km
670 m
670 m
Forest hike to the rim of Yosemite Valley at one of its greatest viewpoints
Moderate
Private