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The Most Beautiful Places in Yosemite National Park

The Active Times Logo By Nicole Dossantos of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 14: <p>Embrace a remarkable tract of <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/travel/world/jaw-dropping-photos-most-incredible-mountains-world"><strong>mountain-and-valley scenery</strong></a> in the Sierra Nevada, with over 20 waterfalls, a variety of challenging day hikes, family-friendly trails, and <strong><a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/hike-climb/hiking/most-spectacular-hikes-every-state">spectacular views</a></strong>; it’s no wonder Yosemite National Park ranked No.1 in our “<a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/travel/national-parks/all-59-national-parks-ranked"><strong>All 59 National Parks Ranked</strong></a>” list.</p><p>You will want to <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/content/10-best-action-cameras"><strong>bring your camera</strong></a> and take tons of<a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/must-have-action-camera-gear-all-your-adventures"> <strong>pictures</strong></a>, as the scenery and wildlife is incredible. View over 400 species of vertebrates; even spot mountain lions and <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/how-survive-bear-attackdepends-bear"><strong>bears</strong></a>. Also capture stunning natural sights – meadows, <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/travel/world/most-spectacular-forests-world"><strong>forests</strong></a>, mountain peaks, and groves of giant sequoias – that are accessible throughout the entire park.</p>

The Most Beautiful Places in Yosemite National Park

Embrace a remarkable tract of mountain-and-valley scenery in the Sierra Nevada, with over 20 waterfalls, a variety of challenging day hikes, family-friendly trails, and spectacular views; it’s no wonder Yosemite National Park ranked No.1 in our “All 59 National Parks Ranked” list.

You will want to bring your camera and take tons of pictures, as the scenery and wildlife is incredible. View over 400 species of vertebrates; even spot mountain lions and bears. Also capture stunning natural sights – meadows, forests, mountain peaks, and groves of giant sequoias – that are accessible throughout the entire park.

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