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Coming from the UK in May 2022. Looking to stay in Yosemite for 3 nights (May 11th-14th). Just wondering where is best to stay for the best hikes/trails? Getting very confused when I’m looking online as there is so many options. Also, i read that the half dome cables aren’t put up until late May is this correct? Where would you recommend to stay for the best location in the park? Not looking for expensive accommodation- maybe something like curry village or similar.

Thanks in advance- any info and tips on Yosemite would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Yosemite

For next May you are already late... reservations open for in park lodging one year out. For basic lodging look at Curry cabins, or "Stoneman" the motel like lodging at Curry... Alternetly look at the Lodge at the Falls, aka Yosemite Lodge.

The cables are generally up by the end of May, but snow can affect that.

One of the easiest and most rewarding hikes is just following the paved trail around the Valley floor.


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There are numerous tips collected for you (and others) in the Top Questions on the right side of this page. Use the full TripAdvisor website.

Stay in Yosemite Valley, if possible. Your tourism will be centered on Yosemite Valley as Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road will be closed. You might add time at a grove of Giant Sequoias and/or might go to Hetch Hetchy, but Yosemite Valley will be the highlight.

Also use the NPS website and YosemiteHikes.com

"Best" hikes will be your choice. In May, the list of challenging hikes is likely to include the Mist Trail UP to the top of Vernal Fall and on to Nevada Fall with the John Muir Trail DOWN. It might also include Upper Yosemite Falls.

And welcome to TripAdvisor forums. Adding your home location or just home area will help folks to offer their best advice.

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