Can you bike into Yosemite?

Looking to explore Yosemite with a bicycle? There are over 12 miles of paved bike paths available in Yosemite Valley (speed limit is 15 mph). In addition, bicyclists can ride on regular roads (if they obey traffic laws). You can rent a bike, bring your own, or borrow one through the bike share program (two-hour limit).

Can you bike into Yosemite without a reservation?

You’ll need a day-use reservation for your vehicle to enter Yosemite between May 21 and Sep. 30, 2021. Make sure you get one online ahead of time at The reservation is good for three consecutive vehicle access days.

Can you bike Yosemite Valley Loop?

With more than 12 miles of paved, mostly flat trails, riding a bicycle is a fun, easy way to see Yosemite Valley. The 12-mile loop usually takes an average of 2 hours to complete.

Where can I park to bike in Yosemite?

If you are not already staying in the valley and parked at a campground or lodge/hotel, there is central parking at Yosemite Village, Yosemite Lodge and at the Happy Isles Trail Parking area from which you can begin your bike tour. Many variations of loops exist.

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Can you bike into national parks?

Biking through national parks is a great way to see beautiful scenery and discover new places. Cyclists can travel by roads (which are sometimes car-free!) and, in some parks, on select trails. There are many places in parks that cars cannot go, but you can cover more ground and visit new places on a bike.

Are Ebikes allowed in national parks?

Yes. The intent of the regulation is to allow visitors to use e-bikes for transportation and recreation in a manner similar to traditional bicycles.

Can you mountain bike in Yosemite?

Please Note: There are no singletrack trails within Yosemite National Park that are open to mountain bikes. … The park does offer over 12 miles of paved bike paths in Yosemite Valley, and bicyclists can ride on the road around the park.

How high is Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park?

From the Glacier Point parking and tour unloading area, a short, paved, wheelchair-accessible trail takes you to an exhilarating (some might say unnerving) point 3,214 feet above Curry Village, on the floor of Yosemite Valley.

Can you bike in Yosemite in winter?

If you don’t want to bother with snowshoes or skis, no matter how fun they might be, Yosemite is a hiker’s paradise in any season. And winter is the perfect time to enjoy the local mountain biking trails.

Can you drive across Yosemite?

You can drive your car into and around Yosemite, although some roads are closed from around November through May/June and tire chains may be required on open roads from around October through April (depending on conditions). You can use public transportation to get to and around Yosemite all year.

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Can you ride dirt bikes in Yosemite?

This overall area is very scenic, with Yosemite National Forest just a few miles away.


Permit Required Yes CA OHMVR stickers required
Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required

Can you bike Glacier Point Road?

Biking Glacier Point Road has always been on GBC’s bucket list status with one caveat. No doubt, this is one of the most scenic roads in California with an enormous payoff at the end with a direct view of Yosemite Valley and Half Dome all up in your face.

How long is the hike up Half Dome?

The 14- to 16-mile round-trip hike to Half Dome is not for you if you’re out of shape or unprepared. You will be gaining elevation (for a total of 4,800 feet) most of your way to the top of Half Dome.

Why are bikes not allowed in national parks?

The issue surrounding e-bike access in the parks has been controversial because they technically are motorized vehicles (which are banned from backcountry trails), can go faster than muscle-powered bikes, can startle wildlife due to their quiet nature, and can conflict with hikers and equestrians on trails.

Is riding a bike good for hiking?

Another great thing about cycling is that it’s not only a cardio exercise but utilizes your muscles in a different way. In short, it lets you do cardio, all while keeping your knees and joints safer. Therefore, cycling can not only help with hiking but is also recommended as a potential additional activity.

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What is a rail bike?

Put simply, rail biking is riding pedal-powered machines along railroads that have no train traffic.