As much as we love hiking, we have to admit that sometimes the trail to the top kicks our butts. If you've ever wanted to skip the work and get straight to the top, we've found your dream destinations. You'll love these easy hikes in Yosemite

Here is a roundup of the best trails to the top. Bonus: You won't even need to break a sweat. What's the point of working for a breathtaking view when you've already run out of breath?

Glacier Point

Difficulty: Easy 

Length: 1-mile roundtrip trail

Why You Should Go: These views are beautiful beyond words. From the top of the point, you'll see panoramic views of Half Dome, countless waterfalls, and the entire valley. Sign us up.

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Lower Yosemite Falls

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 0.5 miles roundtrip

Why You Should Go: You can hike to the base of the tallest waterfall in North America and listen to the roaring sound of the water. The mist from the falls often creates spectacular rainbows!

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Lower Mariposa Grove

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 2.2 miles roundtrip

Why You Should Go: You can walk among some of the world's oldest living things - giant 2,700-year-old Sequoia trees.

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Tuolumne Meadows

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 2 miles roundtrip

Why You Should Go: You can walk along trails under the warm sun to explore wildflower fields and see deer roaming around their green pastures.

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Sentinel Dome

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 2.2 miles roundtrip

Why You Should Go: You can take a seat with mother nature end soak up endless views of the Yosemite Valley and High Sierras. Plus, there's this great photo opportunity.

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Tenaya Lake

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 2.5 miles roundtrip

Why You Should Go: This bright blue lake is framed by snowy mountain peaks.

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