16 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK WITH KIDS

We spent five days exploring the park and feel like we saw every nook and cranny in Yosemite. It’s a huge area and has so much to see and do, from rock climbing to hiking, to looking out for native wildlife.

We also know it can be overwhelming planning a trip there, since it’s so iconic and often it’s hard to find the right accommodation or make sure your staying on budget, so we’ve also shared our tips on where to stay, where to eat, and some tips for visiting.

Things to Do in Yosemite National Park With Kids

So if you’re not sure what to do in Yosemite National Park, get your pad and pencil out, as you’re about to find out!

Witness Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite Valley

Bridalveil was plummeting 360 feet when we arrived so we grabbed our yellow umbrella and raincoats and hit the forested trail to get to the bottom. Streams were running everywhere and dogwood were in bloom.

Walk The Mist Trail – Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls Hike, Yosemite Valley

Vernal Falls is one of the most popular Yosemite attractions, and one of the most famous Yosemite hikes. From moss covered rocks lining the path to valley views, and spraying waterfalls, this hike has it all, and is fun.

We hiked to the bottom of Nevada Falls, not the top! I wanted to keep going but the girls were feeling quite challenged and I knew it would end up in a disaster. We also met a man walking back who told us the John Muir trail had two (that he could see) waterfalls cascading over it and you would get absolutely soaked if you walked through it.

Check Out Lower Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley

Lower Yosemite Falls is probably the easiest of the Yosemite National Park hikes. It’s an almost flat, 1 mile long round trip on a path to the base of Lower Yosemite Falls.

See Sequoias Trees at Mariposa Grove, Grizzly Giant Loop Trail

This is one of the most amazing places to visit in Yosemite! Step into the world of the giant sequoias trees at Mariposa Grove. While there won’t be as many as you’ll find in nearby Sequoia National Park, there are enough to amaze and delight you.

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