Full loop: 13 miles/20.9 km loop; 5 to 7 hours
Half loop: 6.5 miles/10.5 km; 2.5 to 3.5 hours
Begin at Camp 4 (shuttle stop #7)
This trail follows many of the Valley’s first east-west trails and wagon roads. The half-loop trail crosses the Merced River on El Capitan Bridge. Continue on to Bridalveil Fall for the full loop. The Valley Floor Loop provides solitude with occasional route-finding difficulty. Hike through meadows, forests, and along the Merced River. Along the way, enjoy views of Sentinel Rock, Cathedral Rocks, El Capitan, Three Brothers, Bridalveil Fall, and Yosemite Falls.
Valley Floor Loop