Complete Travel Guide for Yosemite Valley | Yosemite National Park

Complete Travel Guide for Yosemite Valley | Yosemite National Park

My complete travel guide for Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. Check out these classic 16 stops located in Yosemite Valley. Most of them can be seen in the span of one day. Videos are from a compilation of two summer trips (2009, 2017) and one winter trip (2022). The compete list is located in the first comment.



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  1. Gabriela O'Neal on February 8, 2023 at 7:02 am

    maybe on your next video you could the native tribes whose land these parks are on….they protected for generations and should be honored…at least named..

  2. Dorito Daniel on February 8, 2023 at 7:04 am

    awesome video!

  3. d gronzega on February 8, 2023 at 7:05 am

    Great job. You did squeeze a lot into one vid. 👏👍
    I love YNP. From my door to the Arch Rock gate is 90 min drive. I buy my "all park pass" every year and USE it.
    If I may, add a tip for visitors?
    Prepare to get an early start each day. Sunlight not sunrise. Makes your day last longer and beat the tourists to the trails. 😎😉

  4. tree c on February 8, 2023 at 7:09 am

    I’m at Yosemite I’m staying for around 3-5 days I hope to do most of these while I’m here and more, great video

  5. M. T. Metzler on February 8, 2023 at 7:10 am

    Randy, this is an outstanding overview. Yosemite is still on our list of parks to visit (even though we have been to over 100 NPS site, this one remains for us to see). THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS AND EXPERIENCE, . . . Mike

  6. Globetrotter Piya on February 8, 2023 at 7:12 am

    Amazing 🤩

  7. 3 Beeps Later on February 8, 2023 at 7:13 am

    Love your level of detail. Fantastic!!

  8. ♥︎ʟɪᴢᴀʙʟᴇ♥︎ on February 8, 2023 at 7:13 am

    I want to go to there

  9. Su Hwan Kang on February 8, 2023 at 7:14 am

    Thank you for introducing this beautiful national park! I will be going right away tomorrow!

  10. Armando Juarez on February 8, 2023 at 7:15 am

    Amigo aquí otra vez viendo tus videos! , bendiciones a toda esa grandeza natural y a ustedes!

  11. Rafael Rolim on February 8, 2023 at 7:16 am

    Great video! That’s my favorite place in the world!

  12. mercuryabz on February 8, 2023 at 7:19 am

    At 1:00 shape of some mountains are puzzling , I have a hunch that these shapes are because these mountains when they were created by lavas, they were under water, because if they were out of the water and on land, melting lavas won’t cool down so fast that form sort of wall shaped mountains, they will be molten and liquid form until they spread over the ground and gradually become solid rocks…otherwise may be millions years ago should have been so freezing cold that the lavas before spreading on land became frozen sort of instantly in the air …For non-lava formed mountains , I mean sedimentary mountains it is obvious they have been formed under water and later waters were gone…hope somebody expert in geology will explain better

  13. Learn Cebuano With Pedro on February 8, 2023 at 7:19 am

    Are the trams still running? We didn’t get to ride them (over 10 years ago)

  14. Sarin on February 8, 2023 at 7:20 am

    Thank you so much for posting this video, we are going in two weeks!

  15. Wesley Baquero on February 8, 2023 at 7:21 am

    Hello! Thank you for making this video. I am going in mid August with a campervan, coming from lake Tahoe. Where do you think I can stay in or near the park if I have not reserved a place to park and sleep ? Thank you! I do have an America the beautiful annual pass, do I need to still get any other pas ? Thanks

  16. Vijay Visweswaran on February 8, 2023 at 7:22 am

    We spent two nights / three days in Yosemite during our 2016 trip to California. It was hot touching 100 degrees in the middle of the day so we mostly drove around stopping at each spot. We did hike to see the main water falls. This video brought back great memories of our trip from Australia.

  17. C Wright on February 8, 2023 at 7:23 am

    Been many years, but my brother and I went up to the top of Half Dome with a half a box of shortbread cookies one day. High school times. But an exhilarating view I’ll never forget! Nice video.

  18. Erin Posner on February 8, 2023 at 7:25 am

    I’ve watched 7 or 8 Yosemite breakdowns and this was the best! You’ve earned a subscriber!

  19. shaundever77 on February 8, 2023 at 7:25 am

    Just like everything nice. It’s gotta be government controlled.. hence the “national park”….

  20. Mattbell Fountain Care and Repair on February 8, 2023 at 7:26 am

    We will be there next week!!! Thank you for the info…!!

  21. frankiehands on February 8, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Wanted to stay at The Ahwahnee so bad, but after doing research I couldn’t believe how non dog-friendly this park is. NO hotels in the park allow dogs. Do you know if all national parks are like this? The only close hotel that allows dogs is Tenaya Lodge.

  22. Mike Ford on February 8, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Hey, I’m going here for my first time next month. If I take snacks in my daypack for hikes, what are my chances of having a bear encounter and how can I best bear proof any food?

  23. Borothin on February 8, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Beautiful video, Randy. Thank you. I was blessed to have visited this place Summer 2018 all the way from Scotland. Majestic and unforgettable, I think of it often. Your video gives me such a longing to be back there! Some day…🤞

  24. T. Baldwin on February 8, 2023 at 7:31 am

    You did a beautiful job narrating your experience so much to the point of me wanting to visit the park asap! Thank you for sharing!

  25. 打倒中共恶魔 CCP Virus, e n d c c p. o r g on February 8, 2023 at 7:31 am

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  26. Gianluca Viotti on February 8, 2023 at 7:32 am

    I’m from Italy , and we have amazing natural beauty as well as the most beautiful of them all Switzerland right above us . But when I came here to Yosemite it was incredible how beautiful and look alike it is to Switzerland truly incredible

  27. Alex on February 8, 2023 at 7:33 am

    I’m heading to Mammoth lakes this weekend and thinking of shooting up to Yosemite on our last day of vacation. Do you know if the 120 Tioga road is open?

  28. Mysteries on February 8, 2023 at 7:33 am


  29. Michiganian 🥰 on February 8, 2023 at 7:34 am

    Yup at 1:21 I felt that elevation woo😊

  30. cheyenne on February 8, 2023 at 7:37 am

    if you’re going from one trail to another that’s very far do you normally drive to the other side or what are some options? for example, glacier point to then cathedral beach? I’m trying to follow some suggestions for an itinerary and i’m wondering how people go from place to place. sorry if this is a silly question. going for the first time saturday for my bday 🙂

  31. clouduos on February 8, 2023 at 7:38 am

    Thanks alot sir, really well explained. A small question, planning to visit LA on November with wife and 2 years old kid! Will the park be good 1 day stop or it’s not for toddlers. Thanks alot again, appreciate it

  32. Hector Rodriguez on February 8, 2023 at 7:38 am

    This will be my first time at Yosemite park ! As to clothing’s, what should I bring ? Will stay there from sept 30-oct 3 . Please and thank you ! Also … hiking backpacks recommended?

  33. A on February 8, 2023 at 7:39 am

    Thanks for your video! Cheers from Switzerland

  34. Myrna Miranda on February 8, 2023 at 7:40 am

    Just subscribed caught my attention thank you for sharing this spectacular & amazing place. What views!!! It’s in my bucket list. 👍

  35. Ashley Anderson on February 8, 2023 at 7:45 am

    Thank you!!

  36. Robert L Ward on February 8, 2023 at 7:46 am

    Sorry for being a little late to the party bud.As I have mentioned, Yosemite is my personal favorite even though I still have so much to see there.2 of our daughters ( Kaylie and Jessie) went there recently as well.Without me! I feel betrayed! Love how you used newer and older footage.cant wait to hear what you have planned for this year!

  37. jules4je7 on February 8, 2023 at 7:47 am

    Thank you so much for making a very helpful video for someone who’s coming in the spring and looking for dinner information on a short stay. So many people to travel videos with music and no explanation and this just really fits the bill.

  38. AJ Morgan on February 8, 2023 at 7:48 am

    Most intelligent and informative guide through I have ever watched on YouTube besides the Scientific documentaries, LOL. Awesome and Thank you.

  39. Arpan Kumar Maiti on February 8, 2023 at 7:50 am

    This is awesome, liked it…also, I found a few very nice references from this video, will plan soon:

  40. Liew Lil on February 8, 2023 at 7:51 am

    Great video and lovely place to visit! I heard Glacier Point is currently closed, is it still worth to visit Yosemite now?

  41. Debra on February 8, 2023 at 7:52 am

    Thank you for putting together such an informative video. I hope to Yosemite someday

  42. Carlos Kulig on February 8, 2023 at 7:52 am

    Hello man, I am planning to visit that amazing place, because I am from Brazil and I love nature, so, how much time will I need to visit Yosemite valley and come back to San Francisco?
    And another thing, what season do you recommend to me for to visit that place??
    Thanks for the attention!

  43. Apollo22 on February 8, 2023 at 7:52 am

    A complete guide from your trust worthy national parks??
    To call it complete you have to include ALL that’s out there. Of which these lying ass holes won’t do???
    Hurts their bank accounts !
    Thankfully we have the public themselves & David Paulides letting everyone know the truth.

  44. Alan METALMAN – Outdoors on February 8, 2023 at 7:53 am

    I thought the park was unreal but man what a feat of engineering getting that tunnel built through solid rock . A place I would love to visit and stopping at Ahwahnee for the duration would top it off in big style! Not 100% sure but I read in the paper last week about a hiker getting mauled by a grizzly in this park – terrifying, especially amongst so much beauty, cheers Alan

  45. Rongxiang Liu on February 8, 2023 at 7:57 am


  46. Johnathon Jasper on February 8, 2023 at 7:58 am

    Never heard of the Mercer river in Yosemite. Do you mean the Merced?

  47. America's Parks on February 8, 2023 at 7:58 am

    1. Welcome Sign
    2. Tunnel View
    3. Glacier Point
    4. El Capitan
    5. Yosemite Fall
    6. Valley Loop Trail
    7. Valley Chapel
    8. Valley Bridges
    9. Merced River
    10. Vernal Fall
    11. Nevada Fall
    12. Half Dome
    13. Yosemite Village
    14. Ribbon Fall and Horsetail Fall
    15. The Ahwahnee
    16. Bridalveil Fall
    Other options: Hike to the top of Yosemite Falls, walk the trails in the meadow, Taft Point and Sentinel Dome.

  48. CMM92992 on February 8, 2023 at 7:59 am

    LOL why did he put so much whipped cream in there

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  50. Walking Introvert on February 8, 2023 at 8:00 am

    I’m a travel youtuber too and I really enjoyed your video. Subscribed!

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