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Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
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 family vacation planner.
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  • On the way to after just maximum 1 h hike zun Upperfalls (approx. 2-3 hours) offers a wonderful view to watch the sunrise. Up to the Upperfalls is worth the steep path. The view is unique (also in the summer when there is no water the falls). Be sure before 8 o'clock to go because otherwise mass hinauf stream. To recommend urgently!
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  • In August not at their best. We saw them as part of a ranger walk, which I would definitely recommend. 
  • I took a full day bus trip from San Francisco. We hiked the trail, and took a picture in front of the falls. It was a good picture. Peaceful and comfortable place. 
  • This hike sucks. It's nearly all on granite and by the end my wussy legs were sore for more than 3 days. However the view, wow. Worth it. The pictures I took forever remind me. Even if you're out of shape, take your time, and do this. Spend all day if you can. It's about half the distance of Half Dome but 2x harder in my opinion. By taking your time you can take in the view. I took a picture about half way up while in the shadow of the cliff of the falls and Half Dome. One of my favorite pictures I've ever taken.
  • The hike up to the falls gets tough in a few portions, but the destination is well worth the journey. At the falls you get an amazing view over the whole valley, and the water is perfect to just hang out it and relax once you get to the top
  • i come here during week day so its like only me there.. such an amazing waterfall especially at the evening, its just mesmerizing! ♥
  • Visit in spring so you can see the falls in all their glory. Summer can be dry with falls hardly running. Winter can be frozen so little available water, and fall is dependent on rain and snow real time run off.
  • Spectacular views at about 8000 feet up. The hike to the top is 3.5 miles one way and features mostly switchbacks. Make sure to bring lots and lots of water.
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