Lower Yosemite Fall

Yosemite, California

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An easy paved trail leads to the base of Lower Yosemite Fall, where Yosemite Creek completes its dive onto the valley floor. One of the park’s premier attractions in spring and early summer, Yosemite Falls features three tiers that drop more than 2,400 feet from rim to valley floor. The upper fall is the tallest at 1,430 feet; the middle cascades are the most difficult to see; and the lower fall, at 320 feet, attracts the hordes. For good reason: The paved path to Lower Yosemite Fall leads into the spray itself when the flows are at their peak, and the experience is sublime.
Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California

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Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré (Falcon Guides)

An easy paved trail leads to the base of Lower Yosemite Fall, where Yosemite Creek completes its dive onto the valley floor. One of the park’s premier attractions in spring and early summer, Yosemite Falls features three tiers that drop more than 2,400 feet from rim to valley floor.

The upper fall is the tallest at 1,430 feet; the middle cascades are the most difficult to see; and the lower fall, at 320 feet, attracts the hordes. For good reason: The paved path to Lower Yosemite Fall leads into the spray itself when the flows are at their peak, and the experience is sublime.

© 2015 Tracy Salcedo-Chourré/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Yosemite
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: Yosemite National Park, Public Information Office, PO Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389; (209) 372-0200 (dial ext. 3, then 5); www.nps.gov/yose. The website is extensive and should be every visitor’s first stop for information on the park.
Local Maps: USGS Half Dome CA and Yosemite Falls CA; park map available online and at park entrances.
Driving Directions: Directions to Lower Yosemite Fall

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