As summer fades into autumn, in Yosemite National Park the leaves of deciduous trees, such as dogwoods and maples, turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and gold. The weather cools, and fewer crowds are at the Park, making it an excellent time for a more tranquil visit.
Hike the Mist Trail to witness the breathtaking spectacle of the Vernal and Nevada Falls surrounded by vibrant autumn hues. With cooler nights, fall is a great time to camp in Yosemite and spend some time around the campfire roasting marshmallows and appreciating the brightness of the stars. Additionally, autumn is the time for wildlife viewing, as animals prepare for winter. Keep an eye out for mule deer, black bears, and perhaps even a glimpse of the elusive bobcat.