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Yosemite Falls

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Description: The fifth tallest waterfall in the world, Yosemite Falls is the centerpiece of Yosemite National Park.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Awesome views, due to lack of rain, waterfalls only a trickle. Lots of driving to get to destinations in park. great location for motorcycle due to winding roads.

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Rescue, Ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

But they'll be back soon. If you're in decent shape you must do the hike up to the upper falls when they're falling. It's a full day trip, but well worth it. The views from the top are something you'll never forget. The highest waterfalls in North America and one of the highest in the world.

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Evanston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Even if you aren't a hiker, do this very easy hike. Paved trail with awe inspiring view. Even though the falls were dry, because of September and drought conditions, it was a terrific walk.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent a day-unfortunately not more at yosemite national park. We stayed at The Lodge at Yosemite Falls. Everywhere you looked was picture perfect and clean. The floor valley tour was excellent and highly recommended. For this 2 hour tour,cost of $25 per person,you are taken through the valley on an open air bus with an expert... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Even with virtually no water (California 100y drought) this is a spectacular and majestic sight. I can well imagine that in spring with the thawing of good winter snows this is a not to be missed place.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We spent three days at Yosemite Falls in the Valley. I can't say enough about how courteous and professional every park employee treated us. Even when we didn't quite understand their answer or directions they never gave us that frustrated look or reply. They must be trained from the gitgo on customer service. Thanks for a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Falls are gorgeous, all of the park is spectacular. I would go back and do some of the hiking I wasn't able to do. End of March was a great time as the crowds were less and weather nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Absolutely not a trickle. It's a good thing we didn't trek much to see it else it will be a complete waste of time. Best time to see the falls is apparently in spring. I can imagine the spectacular scene judging from the backdrop. But seeing it in autumn is abit like admiring Marilyn Monroe's coffin. PS: No public parking... More

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beautiful any time of year, whether icy in the winter or roaring in the spring. The last couple of years with the California drought I have seen it dry up in the summer in fall, unfortunately. The park service has created a wonderful interpretive path up to the falls and it is a very enjoyable walk through the woods....also very... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very beautiful place! Very nice to walk, incredible nature, you can see bears here. You can take the whole walk up to Falls, but better to visit in April-June to see the falls. the whole walk can take up to 3 hours Overall, it is hard to find hotels & restaurants in Yosemity park, either you should book very in... More

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