Yosemite National Park by bike
The best bicycle adventures and cycling vacations in Yosemite
Yosemite is California beauty, the evidence proving nature has the power to enchant human’s hearts. But do you know the best way to explore the region to the most is biking?
Famous as a destination for hiking, Yosemite Valley is known by few as a popular destination for biking lovers. Although there is no singletrack within the national park, Yosemite Valley offers a 12-mile bike path system that is smoothly paved and, thanks to the flat terrain, easy and safe to ride for the whole family. And since you’re inside one of the masterpieces of Mother Earth, get ready to be amazed by the 3,000-feet mountain domes, the verdant pine forest, and vast meadows accompanying you on both sides of the trails.
Just when you think things can’t get any better, Yosemite also offers a free shuttle system and two bike hire locations: Curry Village and Yosemite Valley Lodge. No need to bring your bike. How convenient! Here you can find small bikes and trailers for your children. However, they are first-come, first-served – only ADA bicycles (hand-crank bicycles and tandem bicycles for visually impaired guests) can be booked in advance.
Before beginning your biking trip, be sure to review the trail map and understand our biking rules. You can visit Yosemite website to learn more about the activities as well as businesses operating in the valley.
When to go
While some areas and services in Yosemite National Park are closed at a certain point of time, Yosemite Valley is accessible all year round. However, businesses in the valley have seasonal opening hours, so check their website before you go.
The most ideal time for biking trips in the valley is in summer and spring (April – September) with spring is the best time for waterfalls. If you don’t mind changeable weather, fall (October and November) is another option.