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Glacier Point's summit offers spectacular views of the Yosemite Valley, particularly Half Dome. Powerfocusfotografie Getty Images

Easily one of Yosemite's most popular trails, the Mist Trail takes visitors right up alongside Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall. Anna Gorin Getty Images

Half Dome is probably Yosemite's most famous rock formation, towering at more than 8,800 feet above Yosemite Valley. Mark C Stevens Getty Images

Mariposa Grove is the largest seqouia grove in Yosemite, housing about 500 mature sequoia trees. Scott_Walton Getty Images

Vernal Fall is the first waterfall you'll meet on the Mist Trail. The Mist Trail gets its name from the waterfall's mist that sprays hikers as they make their way up the natural staircase to the top of the falls. Depending on the time of year, you may need a poncho.  Mary PK Burns Flickr

Tuolumne Meadows is known for being one of the Sierra Nevada's highest elevation meadows at 8,600 feet above sea level.  David H. Carriere Getty Images

Yosemite is filled with hundreds of bears, specifically American black bears. If you're camping, you must follow the park's food storage guidelines, or else incur a hefty fine.  Focus_on_Nature Getty Images

The Mist Trail is one of, if not the most popular trail in Yosemite. As such, it's not uncommon to encounter a crowded trail, especially during peak travel months (summer). Sloot Getty Images

One of the reasons that Glacier Point is so popular is because it is completely accessible by road. No hiking is required, though many visitors like to hike down from the point to Yosemite Valley.  Tomas Nevesely Getty Images

After you hit Vernal Fall on the Mist Trail, Nevada Fall is up next. If you don't want to endure the steep Mist Trail climb, consider hiking the John Muir Trail. The John Muir Trail passes by both falls on the Mist Trail but is less of a direct incline.  Straystone Getty Images

The Mist Trail takes visitors right up alongside Nevada Fall. Plan your trip during the spring to see Nevada Fall and Vernal Fall at their fullest thanks to the melting snow.  evenfh Getty Images

Travelers say the best stragegy for getting the most out of Glacier Point is to take the bus up then hike one of the many scenic trails down.  balberts Getty Images

Climbing Half Dome is not for the faint of heart. The hike takes 12 hours to complete and the last portion of the hike (pictured) is a vertical climb up the famous granite dome.  shkonst Getty Images

If you want to escape the crowds of Yosemite Valley, consider a trip, or even camping, in the quieter Tuolumne Meadows Different_Brian Getty Images

Olmsted Point is one of Yosemite's most popular lookout points. From here, you can get a unique glimpse of the back of Half Dome. You can find this stop on the scenic Tioga Road. Different_Brian Getty Images

Incredible sunsets abound in Yosemite. For a change in scenery (less granite rock formations and more grassland), visit Tuolumne Meadows Mint Images Getty Images

If you're not up for Half Dome's challenging climb, get an eyeful of the incredible formation from Ahwahnee Meadow in Yosemite Valley.  Amit Basu Photography Getty Images

Glacier Point is the park's most popular attraction. From here, visitors can get panoramic views of Yosemite Valley as well as unobstructed views of Half Dome Ershov_Maks Getty Images

If you're tackling Half Dome, you'll need to be prepared for the steep, vertical climb up the cables (the last 400 feet to the summit). Travelers say you must bring gloves with you or else suffer serious burns to the hand.  Krilt Getty Images

Although it's a tough climb, Half Dome is incredibly rewarding and worth the journey for the fantastic views, according to recent travelers.  Erin Donalson Getty Images

Be sure to do a few neck stretches before you visit Mariposa Grove the average height of giant sequoia trees is 300 feet.  LUNAMARINA Getty Images

Some travelers recommend visiting Glacier Point in the evening to catch the sunset over Half Dome Alan Copson Getty Images

Tunnel View is the most popular lookout spot in Yosemite. From here, you can see top sights such as Half Dome and El Capitan, both of which are located in Yosemite Valley f11photo Getty Images

If you can squeeze it in, try to come to the Tunnel View Outlook at sunset. Not only will you be treated to a vibrant Yosemite Valley, but there will likely be fewer crowds.  tonda Getty Images

If you want to come to go to Yosemite for fall leef peeping, you might want to pick another park. While there are some fall colors in Yosemite, most of the trees in the park are evergreen and don't change colors.  Spondylolithesis Getty Images

For an excellent photo op in Yosemite Valley, head over to Valley View You can find this beautiful view right off of Northside Drive near Pohono Bridge.  Photograph by Chanon Kanjanavasoontara Getty Images

Yosemite Falls is another fall that is accessible from Yosemite Valley. To get to Yosemite Falls, hike the short Lower Yosemite Falls Trail, located right off of Northside Drive near the Yosemite Valley Lodge.  tonda Getty Images

Located in Yosemite Valley, El Capitan is one of the world's largest granite monoliths and is known as one of the most challening climbing spots in the USA.  randy_m Getty Images

Another popular waterfall located in Yosemite Valley, Bridalveil Falls can be found off of Southside Drive near Bridalveil Creek.  David Toussaint Getty Images

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