Yosemite National Park

San Francisco, California

General Information

Yosemite is known for their waterfalls and is about 1,200 square feet big. Also Yosemite National Park is located in San Francisco, California.

Why It's Protected

Yosemite is protected by UNESCO because of it’s waterfalls, mountain peaks and beautiful scenery. Also for the half dome and what a glacier did to it. The snow patted down and turned into ice then more snow came down and the ice torn the garnet walls up and the wall collapsed making the half dome. That is an example of why this is a natural WHS. El Capitan is one of the rock formations in Yosemite. From the base to the along its tallest face the beautiful rock formation called El Capitan extends about 3,000 feet. Yosemite was put on the WHS list in 1984. Most of the peaks in Yosemite range about 10,000 feet high (3,050 meters).


Ahwahneechee Indians were living on the land we now know of Yosemite National Park. The first white men entered Yosemite property to find the Ahwahneechee Indians to kick them out of their homeland. When the moment the doctor Lafayette Bunnell saw the land he was amazed by its beauty and named “Yosemite.” After that in 1855, another group of white men led by James Mason Hutchings entered the valley of Yosemite. Hutchings wanted some cash to make a fortune so he built a tourist hotel. Eight years later James brought a photographer to Yosemite to quickly spread around for tourism.

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Notes On Video

Yosemite is one of the first national parks on the earth. A majestic place to see. Since 1864 some parts of this park have been protected but since 1890 the whole park was protected.

Natural Life

In the three grooves in Yosemite live the giant sequoias. They have 11 famous waterfalls. The most important waterfall there is Yosemite Falls. It flows from November to July and reaches 2,425 feet tall. Also you can see this famous waterfall from many places in Yosemite.

Fun Facts

  • Ribbon Falls in Yosemite National Park is 9 times larger than Niagara Falls.

  • El Capitan is the biggest granite rock formation.

  • The sequoia trees in Yosemite are the biggest in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In Yosemite National Park there is a total of 747,946 acres of land.

  • There is 840 hiking trails in Yosemite.

  • In Yosemite each mountain grows a foot.

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