In just a short time, our team at 10Hikes has explored some of the most exciting and dynamic landscapes that North America has to offer. We’ve had a great time hiking along the emerald waters of Lake Louise, walking along the steaming geysers at Yellowstone, enjoying luxury and stunning hikes in Whistler and the remote beauty of Montana in Glacier National Park.
Here’s a quick introduction to the regions we’ve hiked thus far, and a preview of where we’re going next:
Yosemite National Park is located in central California, spans 3,026 square kilometers (747,956 acres), and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. It was first established in 1890 and today draws roughly 4 million visitors each year. The most traveled section of the park is the 11.3 km (7 mile) wide canyon – known as Yosemite Valley- home to stunning rock formations, the world’s tallest granite monolith and Yosemite Falls – the largest waterfall in North America. A highlight of the park is also the ancient Giant Sequoia Trees.
More than 95% of the park is classified as wilderness, which makes it an ideal place for hiking, with tons of incredible trails that wind through breathtaking landscapes, plentiful waterfalls and bustling wildlife. Our favourite hike in Yosemite is the Panorama Trail, taking you through Yosemite’s most spectacular sites including unparalleled views of Yosemite Falls and the Valley.