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My husband and I walked a portion of the trail and really enjoyed all the sights along the way. The trail is paved and well-marked in most places - plus there are maps posted at most of the shuttle stops. We walked along the meadows,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked several portions of this trail. We saw lots of deer, two bears, and a coyote as well as birds, squirrels, etc. The trail is paved and easy to walk. There are good views everywhere.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mizzou_Engineer
Reviewed 1 week ago

i was tired after two days of steep walks, and decided to do the valley loop on the third. it's easy, almost no people in autumn, walked to El Capitan, did the Mirror lake... had a nice day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ksenia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love this trail. We left right from our room at Yosemite Valley Lodge. It's easy to find the trail which takes off from the trail to Lower Yosemite Falls, across the street from the lodge. The shorter version of the trail...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terry M
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Valley loop trail is long, but there are not much elevation gain so I would say it is easy to do. Moreover, during off season, you may hop on and off with your vehicle. Anyway, it is a pleasant walk!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This trail is mostly for all shapes, sizes, ages, & abilities. There are places that some could find hard, but not so much. Not wheelchair accessible. Great fall colors in mid Oct., less crowded, but as always get an early start.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Went the first week of October and was not disappointed. I don't think anywhere in the park can disappoint! Great views of El Capitan and Half Dome. This late in the year everything was dried up so it made for less water photo shots of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Offgrid_nomad
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This trail gives you the opportunity to see the valley sights from close up and yet still be close to road access. Views of El Capitan were spectacular. Despite the park being crowded the trail was amazingly quiet. After passing El Capitan don’t take the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David A
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We went October 1-4 to avoid most of the busy season and because of the fall colors and we weren’t disappointed! The park was still busy but very pleasant and not to crowded. The weather was cloudy but no rain and visibility was great. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank bobbief747
Reviewed August 16, 2018

The Loop takes you past some of the best landmarks in the valley. The path is pretty flat and one of the best ways to see some of the big landmarks in the valley. We did parts of it due to time constraints. We did...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Alessandra L
January 19, 2018|
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Response from ThomasTCat | Reviewed this property |
You can park at Yosemite Village and either walk the half mile to lower Yosemite Falls where the trail begins, or you can hop on the shuttle (it runs year round) and get off at Stop #6 at Lower Yosemite Falls and begin your... More
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RayKS
May 21, 2017|
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Response from PacificNWFamily |
Evergreen Lodge is OUTSIDE of Yosemite National Park. It's about an hour drive to Yosemite Valley. Ask your questions on the Yosemite forum where many folks will be able to reply.
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Melissa B
March 30, 2017|
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Yes. The trail currently has some deep puddles.
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