Best Backpacking Trails

Best Backpacking Trails in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is a backpacker’s paradise.  With 1,200 square miles of wilderness and dozens of hiking trails, Yosemite is a wonderland of sheer cliffs, huge granite domes, stunning waterfalls and the occasional Black Bear sighting, if you’re lucky.  Backpacking these trails is a great way to escape the summer crowds and get into some of the more remote places Yosemite has to offer.

Wilderness Permit Information

In order to spend a night in the wilderness in Yosemite, you will need to secure a wilderness permit from the park.  For information about how to secure a permit, click here

Bear Canisters

Be prepared to carry a bear proof canister while backpacking in the park, you can pick one up while obtaining your permit if needed.  Here is a link you can check out with information regarding bear canisters required for backpacking in Yosemite, click here

Backpacking Trail Options

Below you will see a list of the best backpacking trails in Yosemite.  Click on a  picture below for detailed information about a specific trail.  Information included ranges from directions to the trailhead, permits, seasonal considerations, a detailed packing list and the history of the trail.  These trails range from beginner to advanced based on the length and difficulty of the trail and will be labeled in the general description of the trail.  Most of these backpacking trails can be accessed via Yosemite Valley or through Tuolumne meadows area.  For a detailed map of trailheads in Yosemite, click here

Any information you could need is listed below and with a good plan, plenty of hiking food, and the necessary permits, bear cans etc, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience backpacking in Yosemite National Park.

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