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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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Still running but probably not for long

While still beautiful, and one of the most spectacular falls I have ever seen, the water flow is already down to July levels in a normal precipitation year. I doubt it will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Belmont, California
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Belmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

While still beautiful, and one of the most spectacular falls I have ever seen, the water flow is already down to July levels in a normal precipitation year. I doubt it will be more than a trickle by late June in 2015.

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Portsmouth, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were there in May so there was a lot of water going over in spite of dry winter. May not be as dramatic in dry months. Easy walk to bottom of lower falls was lovely. On the way back, cross the street across from shuttle stop and walk through meadow; look back and you get a view of both... More 

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

The Lower Falls are easily reached by a paved path. This is a great walk for families -- the Falls are especially impressive in Spring. Several trails can be access from the Lower Falls. The Upper Falls are a strenuous hike that only experienced hikers should attempt.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We only got to spend an afternoon in Yosemite due to the snow fall closing the road the previous day but it is an absolutely stunning place. We opted for a shorter hike from curry village to the visitors centre, Yosemite falls and the nearby meadow taking up around 2-3hrs approx. the whole place just looks like a painting regardless... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We just visited Yosemite National Park and for the first time I was able to get up close and personal with Yosemite falls. It's an easy walk up to the base and with slightly more effort you can walk to the bottom of the 2nd fall. It's a great place to take pictures and almost anyone can get up there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Easy uphill walk on paved path. When you get to the bridge you are at the lower falls and can continue up by scrambling on some rocks, but be careful and have sensible shoes. If you want to do the upper falls, it's a strenuous day trip and start early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Park should be better sign posted. You pay good money of $30 per private car so better signs should not be difficult. We see many cars turning around as we did. These falls can be viewed as you enter on southern road but you access them on the way out on northern road. You can walk to the lower and/or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Beautiful 3 part waterfall. Very wide path approaching the bottom of the falls is accessible by all (including those in wheelchairs for the first part of the wide path) and has inspiring views of all 3 sections of the falls, and begs to be photographed. There were a lot of people clustered up at the landing and bridge at the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Lovely trail - if you are conditioned for a 3000 ft ascent. We went in May 2015. A spring tempest had descend upon the park and the peaks of most of the major landmarks were shrouded in clouds. The lower falls is an easy hike, the upper consists of switchbacks that carry you through several eco systems on your way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great for hiking - great views of the falls - there are 2 trails - lower and upper - upper one is much longer and stepper - great views as you hike up as well as down.

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