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Yosemite Valley Loop Trail

Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Love the Loop

My 10 year old daughter and I hiked the loop. It was so nice to get away from the buzz of the more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ally G
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Auburn, California
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Easy trail, not as interesting

We hiked this trail after having done Upper Yellowstone Falls and the Panoramic Trail. This was our... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
kuznitz2
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Okemos, Michigan
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  • Average9%
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“merced river” (7 reviews)
“mirror lake” (8 reviews)
“el capitan” (13 reviews)
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Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 10 year old daughter and I hiked the loop. It was so nice to get away from the buzz of the more popular trails. We found it was marked just fine and had a map. We loved the tranquil time by the Merced River...More

Thank Ally G
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We hiked this trail after having done Upper Yellowstone Falls and the Panoramic Trail. This was our easy day. The trail is not nearly as interesting, though you can detour to Lower Yosemite Falls Trail and get nice views to El Captain. The trail is...More

Thank kuznitz2
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is an easy trail that you can use to connect different trails or a s trail of its own. It goes from being a bit plain to quite beatiful and it's ideal for people who don't feel like taking harder trails. We only walked...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

An interesting hike that passes many of the valley’s highlights. Not too difficult other than the length. Note that it can be cut in half if you tire. However, the trail is, in at least three places, not marked. Definitely carry a map with you...More

1  Thank Tom F
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

It's beautiful, but paved for the majority of the way. Which can be a problem for those with plantars fascitis or joint issues. A lot of the trails in and out of the valley are paved.

Thank jonathanmX3602HR
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

A nice easy going stroll amongst a great vista of hills and rocks. If the feet get hot , paddle in the cool waters of the river. In short , this walk will impress you.

Thank antis
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

After viewing Yosemite Falls, we continued on the Loop Trail. The Trail continues all the way around the Valley. Would like to have walked the whole Trail. But it was winter and time was limited. The Trail is relatively level and paved. Even in snow,...More

Thank MikeB1952
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

You will see the flowers are blooming and the grass are very radiant green. The mirror lake close by reflecting the trees and the mountains so gorgeous. A little hike but you will never get tired because of the view. I recommend this if you...More

Thank RioMV
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Bike or foot, this is one of the most beautiful trails for any ability. We visited in the spring and the wildlife was abundant. Remember to just stop and take it all in; you'll see so much more

Thank thesussexfoodie
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The loop trail is ideal for anyone. The loop trail provides one with the option to jump on and walk any segments or the entire trail depending on your desires and time available. There are wonderful sights to take in along the way and beautiful...More

3  Thank Robert S
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Alessandra L
20 January 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
22 May 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
31 March 2017|
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Response from PacificNWFamily |
Yes. The trail currently has some deep puddles.
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