Summer Activities

Summer Activities, Blackberry Inn Yosemite

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

Ask your Innkeepers about special places to explore on foot inside and outside of the Park. They will be more than happy to suggest a trail for you. To make your stay more enjoyable, go to for detailed trail information, aerial views and pictures of what you’ll see on each hike. This is an invaluable resource to plan your days in Yosemite. HALF DOME CABLES DAY USE PERMITS: The National Park requires Day Use Permits seven days per week for climbing Half Dome cables during the summer season. Permits are available by reservation. Reservations for the permits can be made online here. Subsequent permits will be available at the beginning of each month for permits three months in advance. Each person climbing the Half Dome cables will be required to have their own permit. Up to four permits may be obtained under one reservation.

Hikes in the area include, but are not limited to:

  • Grant Lake
  • Glacier Point
  • Mount Hoffman
  • Summit of North Dome
  • Nevada Fall
  • May Lake
  • Elizabeth Lake
  • Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • Gaylor Lakes
  • Cathedral Lakes

Hikes outside the main gates to the park

  • 20 lakes Basin
  • Carlon Falls
  • Hetch Hetchy
Summer Activities, Blackberry Inn Yosemite
Summer Activities, Blackberry Inn Yosemite

Take a stroll on trails around the Inn’s 36 acre property with your camera!

You may spot wild turkey, deer, gray squirrels, coyotes, various birds, the Inn’s Arabian horses, or the old International Truck frozen in time with cedar trees growing through it.