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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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Lower gives you both

It's a shame these are all lumped into one review. There's really TWO Falls: Upper & Lower. They have separate hiking paths and I can only speak to the lower yosemite falls. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Gurnee, Illinois, United States
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Gurnee, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

It's a shame these are all lumped into one review. There's really TWO Falls: Upper & Lower. They have separate hiking paths and I can only speak to the lower yosemite falls. The "hike" is not a hike, it's a stroll. It's paved and there's almost no incline. On your way to the lower falls you actually get a great... More 

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Menlo Park, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The view of the upper and lower Yosemite falls is worth the trip to Yosemite all by itself. There's a little area on your way marked 'Falls View' that you don't want to miss!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The walk to the base of Lower Yosemite Falls is short and easy for nearly anyone. And the view is spectacular. Bring a raincoat or poncho during peak waterfall season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The best view is from the path well back from the falls as you approach, the vertical photo between the trees shows the falls to the best aspect you will see of the falls anywhere in the park.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The Lower Falls are an easy 1mi round trip from the parking lot. The Upper Falls trailhead is at Camp 4 site which is accessible by shuttle bus. The trail goes to the top of the falls but since I had done Four Mile the day before, I didn't feel like climbing up. I went to Columbia Point which has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Yosemite falls are amazing and great views can be seen from all over the park. This is one of the easiest walks in the park to the base of the falls. It's a short, easy, flat paved walk that starts across from the Yosemite Falls Lodge. For a real challenge try the Upper Yosemite Falls hike.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

From a distance, from any angle you just can't help but enjoy the view. If close you can actually hear the roar for the water falling from the falls. Even a great view of the falls was had from our table in the Mountain Restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you like trekking, this place is very suitable for you. You have lot of opportunities in the whole park in fact. But the waterfalls were very beutiful. The glacier point was good, but I personally like waterfalls more, because we could do some trekking as well.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It was a beautiful day and there were loads of tourists. We hiked to the Lower Falls from Yosemite Valley, and from there headed to the Upper Falls. We got 1/2 way up the Upper Falls trail and stopped as we had limited water and it was late in the day, so we weren't sure if we could make the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It was about 3 hours non stop climbing and 1/3 to top is getting tough. If you are not fit or has good shoes it would be hard. But once it reach it's top real rewards comes with beautiful water. We were pretty fit and no stopping except for small snack at the top, came back with 6 hours.

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