Yosemite National Park is an excellent place to go backpacking. With more than 750 miles of trail, you can enjoy wilderness to its fullest. Just tag along a good guidebook and maps from the non-profit Yosemite Conservancy’s bookstore. You can also get information about trails and trailheads through the National Park Service page for Yosemite National Park.

If you plan on staying overnight during your hike, you’ll need a free wilderness permit. You won’t need a permit for day hikes unless you’re heading to Half Dome; Half Dome permits cost $8 per person.  One thing you should know is that you may have to make reservations as a number of trails are quite popular. These cost $5 per reservation and $5 per person.

However, make sure to abide by the safety regulations the park has set for hikers. These are especially important during the winter season as accidents are bound to happen due to the weather and snow.

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