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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  • It's amazing.... March visit so it was pretty empty and cold.. there is a small hike to the base of the falls but worth it...
  • It was so awesome! I love this falls! Middle of march they were so full of power after a Lot of rain here
  • As beautiful as it is timeless. Yosemite falls never fails to impress with it's double waterfall (upper and lower) and beautiful rock wall backdrop. The valley floor roads are packed most days. Expect packed parking lots even into the Winter months. I usually plan a December trip and it will still be very crowded.
  • Bring lots of water if you are planning on doing the Upper Falls trail in the summer. It was 93 degrees when I went up and I ran out of water halfway up the trail. Thankfully, I found a clean spring and refilled and was able to do the whole thing. I hiked in trunks so I could enjoy a nice dunk when I got to the top. Water was pleasant, and the views were amazing.
  • I completely respect the challenge of hiking up that beautiful mountain. The scenes were breathtaking.
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