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Yosemite Falls

Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Yosemite Hiking Excursion
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Owner description: The fifth tallest waterfall in the world, Yosemite Falls is the centerpiece of Yosemite National Park.
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Bendigo, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

there on the 21 Nov was nothing coming down the main fall and maybe a foot wide coming down the small fall at the bottom, recent rain might have changed this, still it was a nice walk but you had to use your imagination

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Walnut Creek, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The falls were very low during our visit in November. The small number of visitors made the experience even more special --since the summertime crowds take away the overall enjoyment of the natural beauty. The Park officials have created a nice loop trail from the base of the falls around through the woods and back to the shuttle stop. One... More

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Philadelphia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is a easy hike to the base of the falls from the shuttle stop. In the spring (May) the falls were quite spectacular. It is the tallest of the park's waterfalls. You can also take a walk around the meadow opposite the falls.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

First time we've visited in November, and we were disappointed to find the falls completely dry. On the other hand, it was kind of nice to see the trail the water falls over in the Spring.

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Donner Lake
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great hike, go early in the season and do the hike first thing in the morning. Tons of water pounding down. The hike is very step and exposed. Switchbacks all the way up. A few nice views of the Valley and Half Dome. Much better views on the 4 mile hike to Glacier Point in my opinion.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Yosemite Falls isn't really any different then any other tall water fall. The falls themselves vary from season to season. Obviously early spring is the best time to see Yosemite Falls gushing. If you go there late fall then you'll probably won't see it at its best. Most likely you'll be there in the summer and if you take a... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

due to lack of water the falls were reduced to a dry cliff so a little disappointing but as there was a state drought when we visited we could understand it.

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San Jose, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Super easy, almost level hike to the bottom of the falls. Handicap accessible. You hike along the river to the bridge at the base of lower Yosemite fall for an amazing view of the falls. Stand on the bridge and feel the blast of the wind coming off the falls and bask in the cool mist. Great view! Great hike!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

we climbed the falls on the lower valley of Yosemite Falls. Our girls are 10 & 7 and loved it. It was in full flow. We travel mid July, the weather was very dry and warm but comfortable.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Would have been very scenic, but it just was the wrong time of the year and we already were prepared for that. You did not have to fight with cars and crowds, so that was very nice.

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