Yosemite Falls

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  • Address: Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Family And Kids, Nature
Tickets From $105.85

The mere fact of being North America’s highest waterfall puts this lovely natural beauty on the top of many adventure lovers bucket list. The water plunges down in three stages; down a staggering height of 739 metres, making it the seventh highest fall in the world. The fall is fuelled by the rushing waters of Yosemite Creek that plunges over the top fall with incredible force. Various trails lead to both the top and bottom of this first fall.

The second stage is largely inaccessible. The third stage though, is easily accessible from a viewing from Yosemite Lodge. After a season of scant snow, the waters may sop flowing altogether in the summer, though a single thunderstorm can set it off again. To get to the top of the Upper Yosemite Fall, start to hike from Camp 4, or go further north to start it from Tioga Road. The local Indians once believed that the bottom of the falls were inhabited by a coven of Witches and it’s not hard to see why they might have thought so; approaching the bottom can become a very tricky and dangerous endeavour, thanks to high humidity and resulting slippery surfaces.

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  • Yosemite Falls Address: Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, United States
  • Yosemite Falls Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Yosemite Falls(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Yosemite Falls: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Yosemite National Park include Yosemite Falls in their plan

  • 23.36% of people start their Yosemite Falls visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Yosemite Falls

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

94.68% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Yosemite Falls

People normally club together Ansel Adams Gallery and Half Dome while planning their visit to Yosemite Falls.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Yosemite Falls Reviews & Ratings

  • Classic switchback hike. Very popular with spectacular view. Well groomed for most levels. You don’t need to go to the top to see great view but if you are at the top, you get to see the fall from above and on the side on the way up.

  • The falls are stunning and a great place to fill up on water. I used a water bottle with a Brita Filter in it just to ensure water clarity. Views are spectacular!

  • The overlook onto Yosemite Falls is one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. It's so calm and serene above the falls until you realize the fact that it plunges 2000 feet.

  • this park is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the world. create a space for just one day to visit and discover the beauty of this place, among pristine forests, mountains, rivers of water between boulders and wooden bridges. also try to climb high in the park, you will enjoy a spectacular view, and if you go at sunset, it becomes all magic. absolutely recommended, it is a place that remains in the heart.

  • Scenic and Spectacular! Great place to visit if you are planning an outstation trip from SFO. The falls is the prime attraction at Yosemite national park with no excuse to skip. The drive to the park is also much scenic.

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