Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

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#2 of 40 in Parks in Yosemite National Park
Waterfall · Nature / 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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  • This review is actually for the Yosemite Falls Trail to Columbia Rock. If you want to get an awesome view of Yosemite Valley and want to get in a great workout, this trail won’t disappoint! The... 
    This review is actually for the Yosemite Falls Trail to Columbia Rock. If you want to get an awesome view of Yosemite Valley and want to get in a great workout, this trail won’t disappoint! The...  more »
  • In a park with so many amazing features, it is incredible that the tallest waterfall in North America falls to middle of the top 10. In any other park this is the premier attraction, but this is why....  more
    In a park with so many amazing features, it is incredible that the tallest waterfall in North America falls to middle of the top 10. In any other park this is the premier attraction, but this is why....  more »
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  • Yosemite Falls are world renowned for their nature beauty and breathe taking view. You have the choice of hiking to the very top and see the beginning of the cascade of water roll over the cliff’s edge or hike to the base of the falls and get soaked from the misty and feel the thunder and force of the water as it’s fallen over 2,425 vertical feet. Either way you’ll be in awe of natures beauty and power.
  • Beautiful park. I'd be interested in camping and spending more time there. We had a long drive to and from the park but were able to enjoy some sights in a 6hr visit.

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