- First protected in 1864, this National Park is known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and so much more.
- Over 3.7 million people visit this park each year making it one of the busiest national parks. Most of those visitors spend their time in the seven square mile valley (with the same name as the park). Those who go further into the wilderness are rewarded with amazing views and recreation opportunities.
- Thru-hikers know this park. This is the starting point for many backpackers headed south on a famous 210+ mile trail. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) also passes through this national park.
- This park is also well-known for rock climbing. This park is one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the world because of its diverse range of climbing routes in addition to its year-round accessibility.
- One popular spot in this park is a well-known granite dome. It is climbed by thousands of visitors each year. The dome was featured on a 1988 25-cent stamp, the 2010 State Quarter and is on the state's current drivers licenses. A similar shaped mountain is found on many brand logos including The North Face, Sierra Designs and Sierra Club.
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