Yosemite national park

Redding, CA may be famous for its Sundial Bridge, but visitors are discovering that it’s also a great home base for trips to the nearby parks.

Just minutes from Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is an outdoor lover’s paradise, boasting waterfalls, beaches, and trails, and offering boating and paddling year round. Just east of Redding is the unique Lassen Volcanic National Park, with mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite and thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone. Adventurers enjoy the trails while others relax with lakeside strolls and birdwatching in flowering meadows. The park offers cross-country skiing and free snowshoe tours, and its summertime Dark Sky Festival draws stargazers from all over the West. Everywhere in between, you'll find state parks with historical significance, breathtaking vistas, and unparalleled beauty.

Redding: an ideal launch for your tour of California’s national and state parks. Yosemite is the Taj Mahal of national parks and packs in acres of jaw-dropping beauty. But no matter how crowded Yosemite is, just lift your eyes ever so slightly above the people and you’ll feel your heart instantly moved by the park's unrivaled splendors.


Marvel at the majestic profile of Half Dome, climb the mighty mecca that is El Capitan, or hike into Tuolumne Grove, where gigantic, stunning Sequoia’s surround you. Immerse yourself in the drenching mists of Yosemite Falls, the gemstone lakes of the high country’s subalpine wilderness, and Hetch Hetchy’s pristine pathways.

There are walking trails everywhere, flat and steep, short and long, waterfalls to see, and beautiful swimming spots on the river. There are bike trails throughout the valley, dead flat, and on a hot day mainly off the roads and under the forest cover; the coolest spot to be.

In the middle of the valley, flat green meadows flanked by tall stands of trees surrounded by the most amazing rock faces unfold in every direction. Here you’ll find the Visitor’s Center, which is handy if you want to stock up on water, find a bathroom, or maybe just seek out some shade



history of Yosemite national park

Native Americans were the main residents of the Yosemite Valley, located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, until the 1849 gold rush brought thousands of non-Indian miners and settlers to the region. Tourists and damage to Yosemite Valley’s ecosystem followed. In 1864, to ward off further commercial exploitation, conservationists convinced President Abraham Lincoln to declare Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias a public trust of California. This marked the first time the U.S. government protected land for public enjoyment and it laid the foundation for the establishment of the national and state park systems. Yellowstone became America’s first national park in 1872


how to get there

travel ItInerary

travel itinerary

staid at the Yosemite lodge hotel for the 3 days


fees for entry to park $108 per night


eating place Yosemite lodge good court


total cost of the nights said tin the Yosemite lodge


total expense $324

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