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Yosemite National Park - Outdoors

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Ranked #1 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Geologic Formations
This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
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Ranked #2 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Geologic Formations

NOTE: As of January 4th, 2013, Permits are still required seven days a week. For day hikers, permits are once again available by lottery.  The majority of permits will be made... more »

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Ranked #3 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Lookouts
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Ranked #4 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Geologic Formations

Sentinel Dome offers one of the best and easiest accessed views in Yosemite National Park.   If you can walk two miles, you can do this fabulous hike! From the small parking lot... more »

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Ranked #5 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Valleys; Hiking Trails
Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.
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Ranked #6 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Geologic Formations
Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.
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Ranked #7 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
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Ranked #8 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Waterfalls
Owner description: Though not as tall as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall is popular for the green foliage that surrounds it year-round and the... more » Owner description: Though not as tall as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall is popular for the green foliage that surrounds it year-round and the rainbow mist it produces as the water cascades. « less
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Ranked #9 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Parks

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Walking in a grove of tremendously fat and tall trees is a magical experience.  The diameter of the Grizzly Giant is over 27 feet!  Other notable... more »

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Ranked #10 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
A good place for hiking to get away from the crowds.
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Ranked #11 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Trails
Owner description: Eminently accessible and popular, the Mist Trail takes hikers through Yosemite National Park to Vernal Fall Bridge, the best... more » Owner description: Eminently accessible and popular, the Mist Trail takes hikers through Yosemite National Park to Vernal Fall Bridge, the best place to watch the waterfall. « less
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Ranked #12 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Geologic Formations
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Ranked #13 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Waterfalls
The fifth tallest waterfall in the world, Yosemite Falls is the centerpiece of Yosemite National Park.
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Ranked #14 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
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Ranked #15 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Waterfalls; National Parks
Landmark waterfall located in Yosemite.
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Ranked #16 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Waterfalls; Dams
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Ranked #17 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #18 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
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Ranked #19 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Trails
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Ranked #20 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #21 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water
Hiking to the lake offers peace and quiet away from crowds.
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Ranked #22 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Bodies of Water
This clear lake is a popular hiking spot.
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Ranked #23 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #24 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #25 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
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Ranked #26 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Parks
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Ranked #27 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
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Ranked #28 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Mountains
Owner description: Hiking up this steep seven-kilometer ridge, it might occur to hikers that its name, Cathedral Range, derives either from the... more » Owner description: Hiking up this steep seven-kilometer ridge, it might occur to hikers that its name, Cathedral Range, derives either from the spectacular view if offers or from the fact that it feels like you’re scaling a cathedral. « less
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Ranked #29 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
Ranked #30 of 37 Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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