Staircase Falls

Yosemite, California 95389

Staircase Falls

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This ephemeral waterfall is easy to miss, both because its season is short and because other falls in Yosemite Valley are showier. It is viewable from Curry Village and the boardwalk in Stoneman Meadow. A walk through Curry Village reveals the lower part of the spill, which runs in rivulets down the cliff
face behind the tent cabins.

A more impressive view of the falls, which scatter across the cliff face as an unnamed creek drops from near Glacier Point into the Yosemite Valley, can be had from the boardwalk in Stoneman Meadow, which begins opposite the road leading into Curry Village. The short walk through the meadow also offers great views of Half Dome and other Yosemite monoliths as well."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1-1.5 hours
Yosemite National Park, Public Information Office, PO Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389; (209) 372-0200 (dial ext. 3, then 5); The website is extensive and should be every visitor’s first stop for information on the park.
Local Contacts
USGS Half Dome CA; park map available online and at park entrances. No map is needed.
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Dec 2018