Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

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Address: Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, United States

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About Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

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, Yosemite National Park Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • View from the bottom with the tourists or from the top with the hikers, your choice. The top option is great for climbing and abseiling (rappelling). It's a fairly long hike to the top. Dress in layers and take food and water as there is nothing available up there. From the bottom you can view from the bridge or take your life into your own hands and do a bit of rock scrambling. The area is very popular with climbers after an easy crack based climb. I saw both free climbers and rope climbers while I was there. The path from the right of the bridge is difficult and slippery. From the left of the bridge the way is fairly easy going and you can get to the falls themselves fairly easily.

  • I love nature and let me tell you this place is just breath taking. The view the mountains. Eveything about it is just magnificente. You do walk a lot but to be honest it is all worth it. No matter how many times you go there is something about this place that relaxes you and makes you calm. The air even feels cleaner haha. If you are thinking about visiting Yosemite DO IT you will not regret it. Once in a life time experience. WORTH IT!

  • Yosemite park was fantastic! However, the Yosemite falls were totally crowded with tourists, meaning the lower falls. People were climbing everywhere, making it hard to take good pictures. Also the view point is not the best. In autumn the falls are very dry. Parking close to it is very crowded. I’d recommend a different view point or different hike all together.

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