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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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Sonoma County, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A must see but if you like to see the waterfall you need to go in the spring! We went there in August and there was no water at all. The entry fee was wery cheap because we visited together with a US citizen who is older than 62. He paid 10 bucks and we did'nt have to pay anything... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is located in Yosemite National Park and there are two segments- upper and lower Yosemite falls. The trek to upper Yosemite falls is strenuous and long, but a must-do if time permits. Lower falls was accessible and took not that long. both are worth a visit. Waterfalls with backdrop of mighty river cut mountains exudes a majestic and serene... More

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Paderborn, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Took us most of the day to walk up to the top of the falls. Good footwear, food and water recommended. Well worth the walk, views were wonderful. Visited Easter 2013.

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Clarksburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a great trail to hike up to the top of Yosemite Falls and Yosemite overlook. It gains over 3300 feet in 4.5 miles. Only for the strong hikers. The views are great from the the Yosemite Falls overlook and also from the Yosemite Overlook which is a little higher.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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