However, while exploring the 800 miles of trails, remember the HIKE SAFE statement to ensure your safety.
Have a plan
Inform someone of where you’re going and when you plan to return
Keep a flashlight and whistle with you
Eat well, stay hydrated: carry plenty of water
Stay on the trail
Ask for HELP!
Familiarize yourself with the area, use a map
Expect changes in the weather
You should also educate yourself on important safety rules and precautions to avoid getting lost or hurt on the trail. The National Park Service advises future visitors to first check the Friends of Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) site for hiking safety.