A young woman fills a water bottle from a stream in Yosemite.

Yosemite Hiking Health and Safety

By far the biggest dangers to be faced in Yosemite are those created by visitors who don’t follow posted rules and regulations. Carry a day pack with all the essentials for a day out and a few emergencies, and prepare ahead of time for Yosemite’s terrain.

Stones are visible in the clear water of Cathedral Lake which reflects the peak in the background.

Best Hikes in Yosemite

These hikes in Yosemite are a smorgasbord of short, rewarding hikes to full-day long-haul challenges, with a nice selection in between to satisfy everyone.