Travel and Leisure

Avoid Injury At Yosemite National Park

If you're afraid of heights, there are a few trails at Yosemite National Park that might be particularly terrifying. In general, Yosemite National Park is a valley surrounding be steep and tall granite walls. To get into the park you basically have to drive over a mountain range and then you land in the valley floor of Yosemite. From here, almost all of the hikes will taking you directly up a steep trail ascending 1000 feet or more. Since these trails frequently run right along the edge of a cliff there are many points along the most iconic heights that can make your stomach churn.

The actual danger of falling over a cliff at Yosemite National Park is very low, but it is a danger that all visitors should be aware of. As long as you stay away from the edge of the cliffs there really is no danger to fall overboard a cliff at Yosemite National Park. That being said, there are injuries and deaths that occur at Yosemite National Park on a regular basis. Most of these occur on the particularly notorious Half Dome trail, while some even occur on the Yosemite Falls trail. Park rangers recommend everyone use common sense and arrive with a plan during any hike at Yosemite.