This 5.4 mile round trip hike is strenuous and popular with visitors to Yosemite National Park. The crowds will thin out considerably after Vernal Fall, but you won't be alone when you reach the top.
Place Category: Forests + Wilderness
With its eastern edge running along the spine of Sierra Nevada range, the Emigrant Wilderness encompasses a vast diversity within its borders. To the north and east one finds terrain dominated by lava-capped summits with fields of granite spanning for miles. In the western parts of the Emigrant, though still a granite and lava landscape, there are more lakes, meadows and patches of pine.