Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

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With three separate drops measuring 739 m (2,425 ft) in total, Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America and ranks among the top ten in the world. It can be seen from many places throughout the Yosemite Valley, but you can also hike to the base and the top of the waterfall. An easy hike to the base is wheelchair accessible and rewards you with a stunning view of the upper drop. Just be careful of the slippery ground and don’t be surprised if you get sprayed by the water. The trail to the top offers breathtaking views of the valley, but you should consider it only if you’re a serious hiker. Make Yosemite Falls a centerpiece of your Yosemite National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Yosemite National Park trip planner .
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  • Beautiful falls, really cool even in the heat of the day, so not a bad picnic spot- but anywhere in the valley by the river is a good picnic spot. Easy for all to get to as the path is concrete. If yo...  more »
  • Went here for a day hike at the end of January. Snowed a few inches overnight and had a beautiful blue sky most of the day. Strenuous hike but doable if your active. Took me about 90 mins to get to th...  more »
  • We went on a trip in October, do almost everything from skinny water falls outside couldn't see. Usually 4-7 are not necessarily the best time menstruation by aligning the season.
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  • An easy, short walk from shuttle stop 6 (20-30 minutes round trip)! The lower yosemite fall trail is a loop, and the eastern part of this trail is wheelchair accessible. The trail brings you right to the base of the waterfall. Here, you don't get to see the whole of the upper and lower falls. But you'll get a chance for that full view at other points in the trail, such as the west entrance.
  • Love the falls, the beauty never lets me down. There are restrooms at the start of the trail, with changing rooms if you have children. Also, a picnic area to eat. There multiple routes, wheelchair assesible included. It's a short trek, easy for all.
  • Quick, easy, and beautiful stroll, which is nice if you're passing through and don't have a ton of time. It's wheelchair accessible, and connects with a longer valley loop where there's a lot of wildlife. The waterfall doesn't have much water in the fall, but the water was still visible from the trail.
  • One of the easiest and shortest hikes. It's about 15-20 minutes to get there and the view of the waterfall is just stunning! We had never experienced anything like it was this year and we have been there a few times but we were there from the 20-22 of June 2017 and we enjoyed it more this year. The river had lots of water and the mist was just incredible! Will never forget that amazing experience and I'm sure our kids won't either. The best thing of thus small hike is that the path is not directly on the sun so it's shady.
  • Beautiful and easy trail. Suitable for families. Trail is paved and restrooms are located near by. Can get there either by shuttle or car.

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