Yosemite National Park Map

Yosemite Park Maps

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Since Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular destinations inside California, several cartographers make overview maps and hiking maps for this busy park. Much of the area is covered in snow half the year and roads are closed annually. So know before you go and call the rangers. Double check campgrounds, road conditions and weather, all prior to trip departure.

Tom Harrison is has an extensive list of trail maps which include the low elevations of Yosemite Valley, as well as the higher elevation backcountry. Waterproof trail maps, topographic w/ camps, canyons, climbs, creeks, lakes, peaks, all terrain.

Yosemite National Park Map

National Geographic also makes a series of colorful Yosemite maps, which span the whole park from west to east. Waterproof, tear-resistant, folded, two-sided maps.

Wilderness Press makes a couple too!

 

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Yosemite National Park Map, Topo Map Yosemite Parks Trails, Hiking Trails Yosemite overview Map; GPS compatible, UTM grid; Shaded relief topo map. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Compact and folded. Map Scale: 125K; ISBN# 9781877689505

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OLDER MAP

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Merced River, Yosemite Valley, CA

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SUPER OLD Trails Illustrated MAP

see also –

All NatGeo Yosemite Maps
All Tom Harrison Yosemite Mapscamp map

Inyo National Forest USDA
Sierra National Forest USDA
Stanislaus National Forest USDA

Ansel Adams Trail Map
Half Dome Hiking Map
John Muir Wilderness Maps
Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite High Country Maphikers map
Hetch Hetchy Map
Hoover Wilderness Trail Map


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Yosemite Granite Slabs – HSC hiking Vogelsang to Lake Merced

 

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Yosemite National Park is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, meadows, glaciers, and biological diversity. Nearly 95% of the park is designated wilderness.

Yosemite is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, and the park supports a diversity of plants and animals. The park has an elevation range from 2,127 to 13,114 feet and contains five major vegetation zones: chaparral and oak woodland, lower montane forest, upper montane forest, subalpine zone, and alpine. Of California’s 7,000 plant species, about 50% occur in the Sierra Nevada and more than 20% are within Yosemite. The park contains suitable habitat for more than 160 rare plants, with rare local geologic formations and unique soils characterizing the restricted ranges many of these plants occupy.

The geology of the Yosemite area is characterized by granitic rocks and remnants of older rock. About 10 million years ago, the Sierra Nevada was uplifted and then tilted to form its relatively gentle western slopes and the more dramatic eastern slopes. The uplift increased the steepness of stream and river beds, resulting in the formation of deep, narrow canyons. About one million years ago, snow and ice accumulated, forming glaciers at the higher alpine meadows that moved down the river valleys. Ice thickness in Yosemite Valley may have reached 4,000 feet during the early glacial episode. The downslope movement of the ice masses cut and sculpted the U-shaped valley that attracts so many visitors to its scenic vistas today.

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