When Is the Best Time
The Yosemite National Park one of my most beloved National Parks in the US. Although a year-round destination the best time for hiking in the Yosemite with pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds is from May until mid-June and mid-September until mid-October. Regarding the crowds, try to avoid weekends and come here during the week. The summer, especially July and August, are the worst months for a visit. The waterfalls in Yosemite are at their peak with melted snow from the mountains in May and June.
Best Months to Visit
Location and Tips
End of summer the waterfall is a trickle only, and the park is completely crowded. Sometimes even the park entry need to be closed. I advise starting early in the morning for the 12 km hike gaining more than 800 m elevations. We didn't meet anybody on the entire trail, leading to the top of the highest waterfall (739 m) in North America. The view from the exposed plateau to the valley, Half Dome, The Three Brothers Rock and El Capitan is stunning. The Yosemite Creek which feeds the impressive waterfall has a freezing temperature from melted snow at the end of May.
Yosemite; world's first National Park since 1864, designated as National Park in 1906 and Unesco World Heritage Site since 1984. One of the most popular parks in the US. If you want to stay inside the park, book it as early as possible. Same for the hike to the top of the Half Dome. One of my favourite hikes in the world.
More information: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyou…