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Valley Floor Loop

Basics
Length:
6.5 - 13 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2.5 - 7 hours

Description

This trail follows many of the Valley's first east-west trails and wagon roads. The half-loop trail crosses the Merced River on El Capitan Bridge. Continue on to Bridalveil Fall for the full loop. The Valley Floor Loop provides solitude with occasional route-finding difficulty. Hike through meadows, forests, and along the Merced River. Along the way, enjoy views of Sentinel Rock, Cathedral Rocks, El Capitan, Three Brothers, Bridalveil Fall, and Yosemite Falls.

Details

Length:
6.5 - 13 miles
Full loop: 13 miles/20.9 km loop
Half loop: 6.5 miles/10.5 km
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2.5 - 7 hours
Full loop: 5 to 7 hours
Half loop: 2.5 to 3.5 hours
Additional Details:
Can take a half loop or a full loop. Stop at El Capitan Bridge or continue to Bridalveil Fall.

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