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Yosemite Valley

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Valleys, Hiking Trails
Description: Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The whole of the Yosemite Valley is just amazing, and so beautiful. If you like cities, stay away, this is the fresh clean mountain air and with views that you will remember forever. The mountains the forests and rivers are simply mesmerising.

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Rescue, Ca.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The natural beauty of Yosemite Valley is really something to experience. Yes, there are crowds, especially in the summer and on weekends, but with good planning one can get around some of that. We were just there last month and the only falls that were flowing were Nevada and Vernal. We've been there in the spring in the past when... More

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

As an amateur photographer I am always on the lookout for the places to take picture from. So, here you go... Glacier Point, Halfway up the Yosemite Falls trail, North side of the valley with the sun going down, Sentinel Bridge, cathedral Beach, El captain Bridge and Meadow, and of course the tunnel view. However, have your camera with you... More

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Incline Village, NV
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent one week in Yosemite National Park, the first time for both of us. Because of our naïveté we thought the Park would not be crowded in mid-September. We were wrong. We chose to stay in Yosemite Valley since this was our first visit. The mountains were breathtaking and overwhelming. There was abundant, tame wildlife throughout... More

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is what a trip to the Yosemite National Park is all about. The views in the valley are fantastic, but don't miss out on the views from the top of the valley and take a drive out to Glacier Point on the south rim of the valley. Standing on the Glacier Point and looking down into the valley is... More

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Sacramento, Ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We rented their bike from Camp Curry and had fun riding around the valley floor. There are a few places that do not allow any cars. Those areas were fantastic. You can really get a good sense of the outdoors in those places because there are no cars and very few people - which is rare for Yosemite.

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Florida USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Breath-taking scenery! Amenities, transportation, signage, interpretative materials, etc. very well organized and managed, espeically given the huge number of visitors (did not seem "crowded" even), due to obviously great planning.

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Tokyo, Japan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited in January and most places to visit are closed to the public due to snow and park regulations. Despite this we still was able to go around and have a great time wandering around the wide open areas though need the need to wear hiking boots a must because of slippery snow in some places. The restaurant served... More

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Brentwood CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We try to visit Yosemite at least once a year. Our favorite time is late spring when the falls are rushing and before the crowds get there. The Half Dome hike is worth the effort IF you are in decent shape and have the time (all day for most people). Permits are required, reserve in advance. If your time is... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you love nature and walking, this is incredible. The views are breath-taking. The landscapes are amazing. Words are not enough. You will want to take hundreds of photos. The $20 entrance fee is a bargain. Particularly as it gives you 7 day's access. Go.

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