Hiking in Yosemite

Hiking in Yosemite National Park was another of the incredible highlights from my time in the US. I know I’ve said this about virtually every place I visited with Trek America but it’s true!

I love hiking so I was so excited to visit Yosemite.

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HIking in Yosemite

Yosemite is the second oldest national park in the US and is visited by 3.7 million people each year. Most visitors spend their time in Yosemite Valley where the best known routes such as Half Dome and El Capitan can be found.

We had just one full day in Yosemite and took the hike to the top of Nevada Fall. It was a 5 mile round trip with some strenuous hiking but the views were so beautiful we were happily distracted the entire time.

Here’s a video from the hike. It starts off rainy and miserable but, trust me, it’s worth watching to see the sunshine at the end.

Yosemite Waterfalls


The Travel Hack in Yosemite

Ignore the bruises and dirt all over my legs. I’m a glam traveller…honest…

Drive through Trees in Yosemite National Park

Trek America in Yosemite

Yosemite Huge Trees

Inside huge trees in yosemite

Crawling through a huge fallen tree. That’s a face that says, ‘I’ll quickly smile for a photo but I am getting out of this as fast as I can.’

Huge trees in Yosemite National Park

I visited Yosemite National Park while travelling with on the Westerner 2 with Trek America. You can read all of my Trek America blog posts here.


Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of affordable luxury travel experiences.Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!

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  1. Amazing! I love hiking too. Yosemite looks so unique and inviting. I love all the photographs. (Sorry couldn’t see the video due to bad internet)

  2. Awesome post! Your pictures and Yosemite look amazing. I’m recently back from the Best Of The East with Trek America which I loved! I’m now booked onto the Westerner next year which visits Yosemite and this is one of the locations I’m most excited for!

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