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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Description: The fifth tallest waterfall in the world, Yosemite Falls is the...
The fifth tallest waterfall in the world, Yosemite Falls is the centerpiece of Yosemite National Park.
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My oh my it snowed at the falls

( breath taking views, people can climb it, but woyuld you belive it snowed when I was there! Yes I have photos to prove it!, so it was a bit in the cold side! The mountain looked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

( breath taking views, people can climb it, but woyuld you belive it snowed when I was there! Yes I have photos to prove it!, so it was a bit in the cold side! The mountain looked calm, but the snow gleaming through it was amazingly the water was blue,people everywhere, the falls are gliding water casscading down this huge... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful hike straight up the mountain. I loved the hike because I love mountains. The views are spectacular and the waterfall appears every so often between the trees as you go up. The trail is in good condition but the granite steps can be slippery so wear good trail/hiking shoes. I would not recommend the hike for families with... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

There are so many vantage points from which to photograph Yosemite Falls, including from the Ahwanee Hotel, but the one I liked the best was from the meadow just across the Swinging Bridge, where you can frame the falls with pine trees.

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The lower Yosemite Falls is an easy stroll, however the upper falls is a different story. It sounds short, 3 1/2 mi, but it is straight up and very steep. Very common to walk part way and turn around. Incredible views but remember you must come down.

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Redwood City, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Though you can see both the upper and lower falls from various vantage points throughout the valley, the short hike to visit the lower falls is pleasant and well worth the 15-20 minutes that it takes to get there (it's near a shuttle stop). We didn't attempt the more rigorous climb to the top of the upper falls. In addition... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

After many previous trips to Yosemite and the adjacent Sierra backcountry, this was my first time for this trail. The strenuous 4-5 hour, virtually-vertical hike makes the view a the top all the more worthwhile.

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Newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place. 1 in our party cant walk too much so this short hike on mostly paved path worked very well. The view of the falls was fantastic. had a quick lunch at the base of the trail which conveniently had restrooms for the kids.

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I like having two paved walkways to the base of Yosemite Falls. This will help especially during the summer months.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

we arrangeed the yosemite day trip from our hotel we were picked up very early, taken to another meeting point were we joined a coach to yosemite, the coach was not full so we had a table of 4 seats to ourselfs. the journey is long however the coach stops on route. on arrival you are given time to look... More 

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Incline Village, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Easy to get to and what a sight! Hike the easy loop around for a variety of views of the falls. Better to go early in summer as it sometimes dries up later.

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