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Product Details

  • Series: Regional Hiking Series
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: FalconGuides; 2nd edition (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762730552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762730551
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.9 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #936,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide® has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.
Hiking Yosemite National Park features fifty-nine of the park's finest trails-from day hikes to backcountry treks. With this comprehensive guide, veteran outdoors writer Suzanne Swedo provides all the information you need to get the most out of hiking this natural wonderland.
Look inside to find:
Hikes suited to every ability
Accurate directions to the trailhead
Comprehensive trail descriptions
GPS-compatible maps and route profiles
Mile-by-mile directional cues
Difficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, local information, and much more

About the Author

Suzanne Swedo, director of W.I.L.D., teaches wilderness survival and natural sciences at universities, museums, and organizations such as Yosemite Association and the Sierra Club. She has backpacked the mountains of every continent and led groups into the wilderness for over twenty-five years. Her books include Wilderness Survival, Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness, Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park, and Adventure Travel Tips (Falcon). She lives in Van Nuys, California.

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Another key detail in the book was a breakdown of elevation gain per foot.
SkyFlower
I would recommend buying a complete map to Yosemite which will help to plan your entire trip.
G. Raven
I have many books about hikes and trails in Yosemite but this is my favorite one.
Brenda O'Dell

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Louie on July 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a great book for both hikers wanting the more popular, "touristy" hikes and those wanting a physical challenge. There are detailed descriptions for all the hikes, and she even breaks down the hikes by her favorite hikes for "high altitude", "photo opps", "waterfalls", "solitude", etc. I found the descriptions pretty accurate. A good book for someone who's not so familiar with all the different types of hikes in Yosemite.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 22, 2004
Format: Paperback
I spend all winter planning my hikes for the summer. I own and have used most of the titles for Yosemite. Hiking Yosemite National Park has most of the most popular trails but two other books do a better job: 100 Hikes in Yosemite National Park and Lonely Planet Hiking in the Sierra Nevada.
My main complaint is the incomplete descriptions, too short and too vague. If you get off the trail you'll run the risk of getting lost because there are no "big picture" maps. A topo is absolutely essential if you want to understand your location.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Candace Scott on September 23, 2003
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is an indispensible guidebook for any hiker who loves Yosemite. I use it almost daily during hiking season and it helps in selecting hikes, planning them, reaching the trailhead and gauging whether a hike will be worthwhile. Each hike contains an accurate, though brief, description of the rigors of each trek. Occasionally I quibble with the authors ranking of a given hike, but usually they are on the mark.
A few cautionary notes: there are no detailed maps in the book, except general maps which introduce the hiker to each specific place. Te map for the John Muir trail, for example, is very basic. Don't expect detailed maps for each hike because there are none. The descriptions of how to reach each trailhead are excellent, unless you have little experience with Yosemite.
My favorite part of the book is that the Touloume Meadows High Country area is not neglected. Swedo has various categories and list the hikes they think are best suited to be placed in every league and the valley floor is not the only area of the park that is stressed .If you spend any time hiking in Yosemite, this book is essential!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. C Collison on April 13, 2001
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This is a straightforward guide to the trails in Yosemite that does the job clearly and informatively, and at a good price. The guide is well laid out, organized by trailhead area. Each hike has all the necessary information (length, altitude gain, best time of year etc) and an elevation profile, followed by a brief description that gives a feel for the area and a list of way-points. Each trail gets about two pages of information, and the book is small enough to carry along without minding the weight. Overall this is a very good guide - nothing flashy but its very well put together, well thought out and a good price.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By SkyFlower on October 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book for a trip to Yosemite that I took earlier this year. The descriptions of the hikes were wonderful and included such key details as where to park and what the water & facility opportunities are on the trails. Another key detail in the book was a breakdown of elevation gain per foot. I used it to help plan my Half Dome hike and it was essential. Unfortunately there was an incident in my pack with the bug spray so I'm online today to purchase this book again to help plan my new conquest - El Capitan.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brenda O'Dell on June 19, 2002
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I have many books about hikes and trails in Yosemite but this is my favorite one. I have planned several backpacking trips that were comfortably at my ability level based on this book. The trail descriptions are accurate with brief descriptions of the offtrail wildlife (If you are looking for a book that primarily gives excessive detail of the offtrail flora and fauna, you might find this book lacking). In my opinion, the best feature of this book is the graph at the beginning of each hike that displays the elevation change (y-axis) throughout the hike, by mile (x-axis). This is an ideal way to see how strenuous the hike will actually be.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
Great book. Has maps and descriptions for a ton of hikes in Yosemite. Contains a chart of hikes by difficulty, scenery, etc. I'll definitely go with FalconGuide for future hiking books.
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