Staff Picks

Most of our staff works in Yosemite, and we have a deep love for the park. We also love to share our passion with visitors. After all, when your work involves hiking some of the world’s most beautiful trails, bonding (from a distance) with bears and singing with songbirds, you are bound to uncover some great secrets. These are a few of our favorite things.

"The view from Inspiration Point is one of the planet’s more astounding sights. It’s much like the Tunnel View panorama but you’re way above the noise of cars and buses and quite likely to have it all to yourself."

"Leave the crowds behind and explore the many cultural and natural wonders of Yosemite Valley's west end."

“At dawn or dusk, you feel like the Valley is your own private wonderland.“

"Enjoy the majesty of Vernal Fall in all four seasons."

“Heart pumping, muscle burning, hump up above Yosemite Valley with the reward of beautiful views all the way”

“Hike this Yosemite icon when the water is flowing!”

“In the winter it’s as if we are blessed with another entirely different Yosemite – how remarkable to have more than one!”

“Orange poppies, baby blue eyes, and lupine-the mountains are bursting with the first signs of spring!”