Spring is more than an ideal time to visit Yosemite National Park as during spring season the place is filled with dramatic waterfalls, warm weather, beautiful riverside, and delicacy of beautiful blooming flowers and above all these waivers of fees during annual National Parks week. Want to catch some blissful time this spring? We know. Here are Travelila’s top picks of Things to do in Yosemite National Park.
Chase Some Waterfalls
Is there anything more refreshing and soothing than a waterfall in the spring season? During this time, the melting snow helps the waterfall to be stronger making the volume of the waterfall to be at its peak. The multiple cascades can be seen from various places and the strong thunder can be heard from anywhere in the valley. The beauty of this place can only be experienced fully in spring as there are some spectacular seasonal waterfalls, seasonal staircase and Ribbon Falls. You won’t like to miss 1162 feet jaw-dropping waterfall in this warm weather.
Go Hiking And Biking
Hiking and Biking during summer are not considered ideal because of scorching heat but hiking and biking in Yosemite National Park during spring with little traffic and great weather. Also, the famous Mariposa Grove has re-opened having a quantum of things to explore. During your hiking views of Half Dome reflected in it can be spectacular as you take a two-mile hike. There are over 12 miles of paved roads for bikers especially to give a great loop and feel of the area.
Stop, Smell The Wildflowers!
Spectacular! This is what you can only speak after witnessing the wildflowers blooming everywhere in Yosemite in the spring. This is one of those very few places where you can explore the bright red stalks of the Snow Plant. The place is all purple and green and red. The wildflowers are born especially poppies, goldfields, meadowfoam, Redbud, Lupines, Dogwood, baby blue-eyes, etc. The colors of these flowers are so beautiful and natural and tempting, you won’t miss having your photograph here. (Small Tip: no Instagram filter will be needed with these vibrant colors)
Have A Photography Session At Glacier Point
Glacier point is accessible by foot or by car or any such transport available during warm weather season. Glacier point offers overlooks of the sweeping views of Yosemite Valley. This point gives the whole overview of the Valley and brings visitors eye level with the park’s iconic Half Dome as well. One can reach the place also by taking a four-mile trek through the road.
See A Moonbow
A moonbow is nothing but a rainbow the only difference is that only happens in the bright light of a full moon. Yosemite is again one of those rare places where you can have this amazing view of moonbow only during the spring. This moonbow is created from the combination of mist from the waterfalls and the angle of the moon. Try to pick a relatable camera as it will capture this moonbow far clearer than you can see from your naked eye. You can also use guides where the time of the moonbow is predicted.
Another way and one of the best ways indeed, to explore everything you need to know about the park and see what it offers, is through horse riding. Horse riding gives you the authentic experience of wandering through the park because of easy to challenging riding trails for every rider to enjoy.