Yosemite Falls

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  • Address: Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Nature

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.

  • Take rain gear. It could start showering anytime.

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  • Yosemite Falls Address: Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, United States
  • Yosemite Falls Timing: 24-hrs
  • Yosemite Falls Price: Free
  • 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
  • Not that this hike needs another great review but it is outstanding. It will take several hours to complete and you should be physically and mentally prepared in order to fully enjoy it. It is basically a hike that is straight up, overlook of the falls and the valley, and then straight down. Definitely bring plenty of water, even in winter.

  • The hike to the top is one of the more challenging hikes in the Valley but has a stopping point at Lower Yosemite Falls... but the glory is all the way at the top.

  • This is the best trail in the valley. I recommend going further after seeing the waterfall. Up there, you will not see many people.

  • Hike Yosemite Falls in early May when it's around its peak. Granted I did hike around 50 miles with 50lbs on my back before this but it would have been a tough hike regardless. Honestly, it's not really worth hiking to the top except for being able to say that you hiked to the top. The best view is about half way when the falls first come into view. If you cant make it to the top, don't sweat it...literally.

  • If you don't have much time to see all the falls at Yosemite, these are the ones to see. Absolutely spectacular. Lower falls is the most popular viewing point, but if your feeling energetic the hike to upper Falls is worth it, and less crowded.

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