The Best First Backpacking Trip in Yosemite

Looking for a magnificent, first backpacking trip in Yosemite that hits all the famous highlights and is beginner-friendly? This 37.2-mile loop from Yosemite Valley in the core of the park is the one for you.

You’ll hike the Mist Trail past 317-foot Vernal Fall and 594-foot Nevada Fall, ascend the cable route up Half Dome and tag the equally spectacular (but much less busy) summit of Clouds Rest, walk a section of the world-famous John Muir Trail, and get an iconic view of the Cathedral Range from your campsite on the edge of the alpine meadows at Sunrise. Besides the main route, this e-guide describes alternate itineraries beginning and ending at various trailheads ringing this core area of the park, including routes that begin and end at Tuolumne Meadows and stunning Tenaya Lake—not only offering more itinerary options, but helping to increase your chances of getting a wilderness permit for a popular area.

See my blog post “Where to Backpack First Time in Yosemite” (which is free for anyone to read) for a short description, with photos, of the primary route described in much greater detail this e-guide.

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