I loved the views of all the different key attractions
Disliked - how busy it was even for May, the beginning of the season. I cannot imagine how much busier it must get later on. This really put me off going there, we'd go there to park the car at the start of the day and then go off hiking away from all the cars, shops and people!
It is good for stocking up if you are camping though - there is a big grocery store which is open late so that's convenient. There is also a shuttle bus which has frequent stops along the valley. The Valley Loop Floor walk is long but easy for those that fancy a gentle easing into hiking - it was about 13 miles and no ups or downs, you just follow the valley all around. We did this on day 1 and found it eased us into the harder hikes nicely.
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