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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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Harrisburg, Pa.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We made the walk/hike to Yosemite Falls while visiting the Valley. The upside is that it is relatively close (15-20 minute walk) from the Visitor's Center. The down side is that during late summer, combined with the drought, the falls were virtually non-existent. Check in the Visitor's Center before making the trek. Even though there were no falls, the hike... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Ok, we are dumb. We jumped on the free shuttle in the Valley and made our way to the falls stop. I immediately noticed there were not very many people there, which I thought was odd. I soon realized that the reason why was because the falls were bone dry! No water!. We were quite disappointed. We visited in August,... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were there during the drought and in beginning of Aug. and there was very little water coming off the falls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I just went mid august and the water falls were completely dry there was few creeks that had water and the water was perfect got our pass we will be back hoping for autumn

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This 20 minute hike to the falls is great to see the two falls that are named after the park. Make sure you go when there is rain/snow runoff or they may not be as stunning in the middle of summer. We went in the first part of July and they were still flowing. The hike is all in the... More

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Central California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We have taken friends to Yosemite from England and Switzerland. I was amazed when our Swiss friend said that it is more beautiful than the alps. This is an easy 10 minute walk for most There is a little bit of an incline on part of the walk to the base of the falls. But it is one of the... More

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There wasn't enough water nothing flowed over the falls, it was dry. As a result there was nothing in the river/stream that flowed from the falls. This didn't seem right.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited in August and unfortunately the Falls were totally dry. Would have loved to seen them. Will have to return sometime in the Spring.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

With Yosemite it's all about the time of year. Depending on when you go will enable you to experience the parks landmarks and attractions in their different stages. Spring and Autumn are the best times to go to see Yosemite Falls as this is when the water is flowing at its optimum. I actually was lucky in early August that... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were there around mid July and the falls had dried up, you'll be lucky if you even get to see a trickle of water. No doubt it'll be magnificent in other seasons, but don't bother if it's summer.

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