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Yosemite Falls

Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 209-372-0322
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The fifth tallest waterfall in the world, Yosemite Falls is the centerpiece of Yosemite National Park.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“columbia rock” (28 reviews)
“easy walk” (71 reviews)
Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 209-372-0322
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Reviewed today via mobile

The falls are beautiful but get there early, they become very crowded which distracts from how beautiful they are. We were there at 9am and it was already very crowded. The lower falls walk is flat and disabled friendly.

Thank deathbyblackcat
Reviewed yesterday

This is the simplest hike which most people take. It wasn't overly crowded and is well worth it. The falls are great, with a lot of water this year due to big spring storms.

Thank Proclaimer1
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Falls is beautiful and definitely worth the easy hike. It does get crowded as it's not a huge area to view it but definitely worth it. It's awesome!

Thank KaMar4486
Reviewed 3 days ago

You have got to have good legs to take this hike - but it is worth it. We only went to the "mid-point" and back (app. 3 hours) but that was both a good hike and a stunning view.

Thank Friis-Christensen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lower Falls were easy to get to, packed and beautiful! Upper Falls to Columbia Rock was very disappointing! No water views, so only take the Upper Falls trail if you can get to the top!

Thank davidbL5878OO
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can experience nature although is a bit overcrowded with people during the weekend You have too find the exact place too see both falls When we stood there looking at the falls suddenly a dear with it's baby came really close It was amazing

Thank ortoftasakc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is an easy hike to the bottom of the fall about 0.6mi but a moderate to difficult hike to Upper Yosemite depending on fitness..definite must though

Thank zebcarvalho
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy hike to the the base of the falls .5 miles paved and flat. Sun position will give you different perspectives. Summer of 2017 the falls were running hard into July at least. The Lower and Upper Falls hikes are strenuous but Lower Yosemite Falls...More

Thank Ty L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to the bottom of the falls but considerably more tricky to get to the top especially as there is a diversion to get round a rock fall. Enjoyable walk if a bit strenuous.

Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This hike is probably the second best hike in Yosemite. I always highly recommend doing these hikes in the spring when the waterfalls are at their peak.

Thank kevin s
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14 December 2016|
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Response from 8_is_enough_in_MICH | Reviewed this property |
The lower falls is a short walk to the viewing area. He should have no problem with that. I think you have to hike to the top of the falls for the "upper," which would be too much. Park your car and take advantage of the... More
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19 October 2016|
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Response from Christian M | Reviewed this property |
If you can definitely give it a try at other time.
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22 July 2016|
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Response from Christel2 | Reviewed this property |
They were when we went in June