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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 family vacation planner.
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  • With all the precipitation the region experienced this past winter the falls in Yosemite are running at full speed in mid-June. They should be going strong for another month or so, and then only the m...  more »
  • I really recommend going to see this waterfall. It's probably the easiest trail in the park, and it provides many angles for pictures to be taken. You get wet going up close to the waterfall, but it f...  more »
  • Yosemite Falls consists of Upper Fall, Middle Cascade, and Lower Fall. The base of the Lower Fall can be accessed by the Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, which is an easy, paved 1 mi/1.6 km loop. The Upper ...  more »
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  • One of the easiest and most stunning areas in Yosemite Valley. A casual walk from the visitor centre and car park. Gentle walk along a modern trail. During Spring we saw the snow and ice breaking at the same time as blazing sunshine. It's possible to go off the trail into more wild sections. One of the most stunning and accessible scenes in the area.
  • Great view with short, easy walk. Ratio of reward to effort very high. Must see fo Yosemite.
  • Rainbow on the water fall is amazing Very peaceful calm and serene place to live with nature
  • 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.
  • 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.