If you are planning on hiking or backpacking, the best time to do it is in the summer. You may be thinking, "Summer? Isn’t that the busiest time of the year?". While it is the busiest season at the park, it is also when Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road are open, giving you access to so many more trails. And, although there are a lot of visitors in the park during the summer, going on a hike or even better, a backpacking trip, decrease the crowds right off the bat. This isn’t to say that you’ll have the trail to yourself, but the further you go on a trail, the more the crowds will thin out. The temperatures are nice and warm during the day, but chilly at night, making weather conditions perfect for a night under the stars.
The only downfall to hiking in the summer is that obtaining a permit may be more difficult. If the thought of this stresses you out, book a trip with Wildland Trekking. We will eliminate all your burdens by taking care of the permits, providing appropriate gear and making delicious meals.