Yosemite National Park (USA) Reviews
Newest Review: ... a scene out of a Christmas card.....in April. **Camp Curry** We didn't need tyre chains for the snow but it is worth having a look to see if you do, the main routes were clear it was just the village itself that was full of snow. As it was April, chances are you might need snow tyres/chains in the winter. "Village" is probably overstating this large camping area but perhaps we didn't use all of the amenities. We only ate one meal which was breakfast in the vastly overpriced Yosemite lodge which is adjacent to Curry Village. Breakfast buffet was something horrendous like $25. The main hiking trails to Mirror Lake and Neva... more
Customer Yosemite National Park (USA) Reviews (18)
by - written on 24/04/12 (Very useful, 39 readings)
**Overview** Yosemite has to be one of my favourite national parks of all time. Lying in the Californian wilderness, the area consumed by the park is enormous. The park is beautiful with waterfalls, rock formations, lakes and plenty of walks. You might be joined by the occasional black bear or mountain lion but fortunately, particularly in high season, it tends to be quite busy so you shouldn't have too many problems. We visited Yosemite from Monterey for a one-night trip which is about a 6 hour drive. We arrived in the park as it was getting dark and 2 hours later in the pitch black we rolled up to Curry Village to see Half-Dome glistening in the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/12/08 (Useful, 30 readings)
However you try to describe Yosemite, words just cannot do it enough justice. This is a place which gets into your very soul and stays there! (the majesty of Yosemite Valley is quite something to behold!). Yosemite has abundant wildlife, towering majestic waterfalls (best seen between May and July IMO), shear three thousand foot granite cliffs (some almost vertical), each with it's own individual character (and name!), lichen covered rocks, dogwood blosoms, douglas firs standing tall in the valley and on the mountains. The river Merced winding it's way serenely though the valley's meadows (meadows are all shades of green) and rushing through the misty ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/11/08 (Useful, 31 readings)
I have to say that on my recent round the world trip Yosemite was the most beautiful place I was able to visit. The park is reached by a long road with trees either side. The start of the experience is when you reach the end of the tunnel that leads into the centre of the park and you are greeted with the most stunning view (careful not to drive off the cliff!) The guide's talk of staying in the park but we stayed in a travelodge 15 miles out and it only took us about an hour to get there and back. The walks in the park can be quite strenuous as the paths leed up to the very high waterfalls. It is worth taking your time and getting up there though as the views are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/07/05 (Somewhat useful, 81 readings)
I have been to several parks out East and every national park West of the Mississippi and several state parks and national monuments also. This is without a doubt the coolest place in the United States and probably in the whole world. If you only see one national park in your lifetime, Yosemite is the one to see. There are so many breathtaking views and different wonders to gaze at in awe or photograph. Park the car or RV, get out and stroll around--especially around Bridalveil falls (just a short walk from the car to the base of the waterfall) and also around Yosemite falls, the fifth hightest waterfall in the world. Take the road to Glacier Point. This 30 min ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/07/04, updated on 23/07/04 (Very useful, 103 readings)
Thanks to the efforts of John Muir, a Scotsman who spent most of his life in the wilderness areas of the Sierra Nevada, congress developed the National park system, So in 1878, Yellowstone became the first National Park followed by Sequoia and Yosemite in 1890. It does not need any imagination to work out why. We visited Yosemite during a tour of California, stopping at all the usual places, LA, Grand Canyon etc. and we drove to Yosemite from Las Vegas which should have taken about 4 hours, but wanting to see as much as possible we took a longer route through ... Read the complete review
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