One of the first parks in the National Park Service, California's Yosemite is a World Heritage site. Its most famous scenery includes mountain peaks like Half Dome and El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, giant sequoias, and sub-alpine lakes. Adventure travel expert Matt Villano recommends Hetch Hetchy, an uncrowded area in the park’s northwest corner, for unparalleled hiking. Pinned By Wondrous http://www.wondrous.com.au
View of Half Dome, Yosemite I have hiked this trail with friends a number of times. It starts at Glacier Point and goes 8 miles past 3 waterfalls, down into the valley. The most memorable end to the hike involved a bottle of chilled, hard cider. Nothing had ever tasted so good before, nor has since!