Sprawling over more than 3.000 square kilometers, Yosemite National Park is one of the oldest and largest national parks in the United States. Lakes, rovers, forests, mountains and valleys sprawl throughout the park boundaries, which sits in central California in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
El Capitan is the premier rock climbing destination in the park, with hundreds of advanced rock climbers attempting the free-climb up its iconic north face. Other than rock climbing, millions of tourists flock to the park each year for hiking, bird watching and mountaineering activities as well. Climbing to the top of half-dome is especially popular.
During the summer, temperatures are quite warm in this mountainous part of central California, ranging from 25°C to 30°C. Rain is very infrequent during the summer months.
Any trip to Yosemite National Park begins with a flight into the Sacramento international airport (SMF). From here Yosemite is a 2.5 hour drive via rental car. There are buses, but they are infrequent and much slower.
June to September
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