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family trip

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:37 pm
by AH_tink
We are a family of 4 (under8) looking to travel to Yosemite in August for the first time, any ideas on where I can find suitable information on family friendly trails? We are planning to stay in Mariposa as all the lodgings within the valley are booked up- suspect we will have to tackle the traffic towards the valley? Any pointers, tips greatly appreciated.

Re: family trip

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:12 pm
by Phil

Anywhere in the Valley is going to be a great place for the kids. Mirror Lake, Lower Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls if they're up for it, explore the meadows (maybe even see a bear), swim in the river, Museums, bop around on some boulders......

Tuolumne Meadows is another great destination...Lembert and Pothole Domes, running around Olmstead Point and Tenaya Lake going to or from...

Glacier Point for sure.

It's like a big playground for all ages. It's basically whatever you think they can handle and as far as their little legs and sense of exploration can take them. Get them a couple little day packs and a cool water bottle and they'll be even more stoked. Check out this website for more info and ideas:

With traffic: Weekends might be a little heavy, but getting to the park early usually helps with that and parking. The shuttle system in the Valley is an integral part of making getting around to almost anywhere you want to go much, much easier. Definitely use it to your advantage.

If you have more questions, ask. If not, have a great time!

Re: family trip

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:27 pm
by AH_tink
Thank you so much. Really appreciate it