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13 miles

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Valley Floor Loop Trail

California | Yosemite

  • Upper Yosemite Falls from the Valley Floor.
  • Along the Valley Floor Loop in Yosemite National Park.
  • Along the Valley Floor Loop in Yosemite National Park.

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Valley Floor Loop is a difficult day hike in Yosemite National Park that offers hikers stunning scenery. The park says hikers can expect beautiful "meadows, forests, and beside the Merced River. Along the way, enjoy striking views of Sentinel Rock, Cathedral Rocks, Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, Three Brothers, Yosemite Falls, and more." This trail can also be be cut in half and creating a 6.5 mile loop for those who want a shorter hike. There is camping available in Yosemite National Park.

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Entrance, Camping and Backcountry Fees
Contact: Public Information Office PO Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389

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