Best Hikes in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is one of the most popular hiking parks in the US. The canonical hike for the park is hiking to Half Dome, but there are many less crowded and beautiful hikes through Yosemite.
Backpacking visits to Yosemite have been falling, while at the same time JMT hikes have been growing in demand, hence the paradox.
The National Park Service posts timely hazards/alerts/conditions. Check them before you go.
For backpacking, it's difficult to get the required permits for the John Muir Trail, but other trails are in much less demand.
Pets are allowed in Yosemite, but only on paved roads and paths. Pets can only go in some campgrounds. Pets must be leashed.
See the nps.gov page for more details.