Bicycling in Yosemite

Bicycles are a great way to get around in Yosemite Valley. They not only save the environment by not polluting the air with car exhaust but they don’t take up a lot of room in parking lots and they’re easier to pull over when you see something you want to take a picture of. With over 12 miles of paved bike paths it’s a wonder not more people are doing it.

If you’re looking for some off-road action on your mountain bike you’ll need to head out of the park. Don’t worry though, there are hundreds of miles of mountain biking opportunities all around Yosemite in the the Stanislaus and Sierra National Forests. Foresta has some great dirt road riding past waterfalls and wild flowers. Over by Wawona you can ride through some Giant Sequoias at the Nelder Grove.

By law (and common sense) helmets are required for children under 18 years of age. Off-trail riding, mountain biking, and use of motorized bicycles or scooters on bike paths are not permitted in Yosemite National Park.

Forgot your bicycle or didn’t have room to bring one in the family car? No worries. Bicycles are available for rent at several locations around the Valley during the spring and summer months.

You can rent a bike at:

  • Yosemite Lodge (ph. 372 – 1208)
  • Curry Village (ph. 372 – 8319)

Hours of Operation:
10:00am – 4:00pm
closing for lunch from 1:30pm to 2pm.

The last bike rental goes out at 2:45pm
All bikes need to be returned by 3:45pm.

Rental rates for bikes are:

  • $9.50 by the hour
  • $25.50 by the day

Rental rates for bikes with an attached trailer are:

  • $16.00 by the hour
  • $50.50 by the day

Strollers are also available for rent at the bike stands:

  • $9.50 by the hour
  • $21.00 by the day

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