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Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

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Waterfall
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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TripAdvisor
  • Lots of switch backs up the mountain. Took us about 2 1/2 hours to make it to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls (start behind camp 4). This is a workout! 2 hours down. Other members of our party took 3 ...  more »
  • Yosemite Falls is one of the most beautiful features on the planet. The hike to the top is BRUTAL, but worth it.  more »
  • We took the short path to Lower Yosemite Falls. This path is on a wooden pathway which makes it easy for even those with limited mobility. We saw woodlands and lots of snow along the way, though non w...  more »
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  • You can see the lower part of the falls on the road or take a short hike to the bottom pf the falls. Great view.
  • Nice spot to see the falls.
  • Best water fall in the world.
  • This is like nature's Frontier Land in Disneyland. The moment you enter the area, there will be cars, bustling families, and small shops scattered around. As you walk to lower yosemite falls, there are redwoods providing shade and a paved walkway go the little waterfall.
  • Great view of the lower falls. Go early in the morning though as it tends to fill up with tourists fast.