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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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Hope, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the trail to Lower Yosemite Falls; seemed quieter and less crowded than most of the valley. The trail is easy and well shaded.

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Tracy, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The Park was established in 1890 and is llocated in central California. The park draws over 3.5 million visitors a year and 95% of the park’s 747,956 acres, is roughly the size of Rhode Island and classified as wilderness. The park is home to “Giant Sequoia trees,” which are estimated to be over 3,000 years old. Nearly 3,000 years ago... More

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Hiram, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Family loved park overall, just a dramatic setting. Lower Falls setting is typical natural park view. Short 20minute walk has nothing special.

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Hacienda Heights, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

gorgeous! The path to the waterfall was one of the easiest trail we experienced all trip. SUPER CROWDED but we went in June so of course that's what you'd expect. Altough it's capable to be very dangerous you can climb, jump, hop, walk up the rocks to get closer to the lower falls. It's almost impossible to actually get in... More

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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The falls are amazing and beautiful. Take time to admire all the falls in Yosemite as each one is so unique. You definitely cannot go to Yosemite and rush about or you will miss so much.

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Miami, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Yosemite falls is gorgeous. The lower falls are a super easy hike and truly beautiful. We hiked up a bit on the rocks and got some better shots of the falls and incredible scenery surrounding. Our teens loved it and they're hard to pull their heads out of their electronics! :)

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Difficult climb. Do not forget to bring enough water and wait for the beginning of the afternoon to start the trail.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If you want to play on the rocks or climb up alongside the lower falls then follow the trail; otherwise the falls can be seen from so many vantage points in the park without all of the people and the noise

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Delano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Visit at the end of spring for the best waterfall action. During really dry years, there won't be much runoff from the snow pack above the origin of the falls.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

It was hard in the mid-afternoon sun, but worth the amazing views, sense of accomplishment, and solace up top. I even got a chance to skinny dip in the pools up top because the trail had quieted down so much by evening. Hit the trail just before 4pm and made it up in 2.5 hours. Coming down took about 1:45... More

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