YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Size: 1,190 sq mi (16th)
About the size of: half of Delaware
Date Established: October 1, 1890 (3rd)
Annual Visitation (2018): 4,009,436 (6th)
Features: valleys, rockfaces, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife, sequoia forests,
Common activities: Sightseeing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Mountaineering
Located in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park features the iconic Half Dome, the tallest waterfall in North America (Yosemite Falls), and one of the world’s largest granite monoliths, the behemothic El Capitan. Yosemite’s renowned rock- faces are a mecca for rock climbers worldwide.