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."

"The fall is my favorite time to view this lofty forest, as the autumn light radiates a golden glow from above."

"The most relaxing way to enjoy summer in Yosemite Valley."

“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”

“The reward for a day of hiking is a snowmelt shower with your clothes on!"

“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!”

"February is a month well known for romance, and there is no place more perfect to spend time with your loved one then in Yosemite. "

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