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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Description: Landmark waterfall located in Yosemite.
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$140*
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Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

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Beautiful but overrun

The fall is really pretty and the hike there is extremely easy and short. It won't take out a big chunk of your day to stop at the parking lot below and walk there. This is likely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The fall is really pretty and the hike there is extremely easy and short. It won't take out a big chunk of your day to stop at the parking lot below and walk there. This is likely the reason why it is also totally overrun, which dampens the beauty a bit. Nonetheless worth the visit.

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent waterfall and quite easy to reach (at least the base of it). Parking is tight and it is not a stop on the Yosemite park bus routes or the tram, so it was good to take our car there. Seeing it in May was great as there was still a lot of water flowing over it... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Just too an abrupt stop when we saw the sign for this. Very small hike to go to the base of the fall. Worth the stop and hike. Obviously water was flowing when we visited. So if you see water from the road then take a stop and visit this. Should be quick

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Beautiful Falls, especially in Spring when the water is at its peak. It's a short walk on a paved trail from the parking lot. I recommend visiting very early or very late in the day to avoid the crowds -- other visitors can be nasty in the parking lot, arguing over spots, and you can get wacked with a selfie... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

1000 foot walk up to the best view of the falls. If you're out of shape, it's still doable and lots of beautiful flowers line the path. Once you're up there, take lots of photos. It's a sight to behold!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

almost instantly on your right you will be able to view this fall from the road. Many take photos of the fall from their car or just outside their car. Many don't walk to the bottom of the falls as taking photos is always nicer and often better from a distance. This day it was raining so we didn't walk... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is another easy decision. Its a quick walk from the parking lot to the falls. And like Lower Yosemite Falls you can get very close to the bottom of the actual falls. Along the slippery hike there are many other small pools and falls that are fun. Its not rock climbing but you really need to be careful. That... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Easy to get to, a short walk from the parking-lot. Usually a lot of tourist, get there early or late to get away from the crowds.

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Auburn, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice and close to the parking lot. Best viewed in the afternoon or evening for lighting. There is a pretty stone bride along the way but due to the drought there was hardly any water flowing in the stream.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Very disappointed with these falls as it was a tiny stream of water and frankly not worth the time to visit. I understand there has been very little snow and therefor not much water running through the falls so perhaps they might be more abundant in different years.

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