The Merced River runs through the steep valley of Yosemite, starting near Lake Merced in the Sierra Nevada foothills and flowing for 180 km until it flows into the San Joaquin River. The majestic nature of the area, with its canyon cliffs and abundant water flowing through beautiful greenery, attracts people to the area through activities such as trails, canoeing and rafting.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is a paradise for flora and fauna, with its wilderness of virgin forests, valleys and lakes. The park is full of attractions such as giant sequoia trees, El Capitan, the world's largest granite monolith, and Yosemite Falls, the largest waterfall in the U.S. You can enjoy nature throughout the year, camping and trekking from spring to autumn, and skiing in winter.