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Lower Yosemite Falls

A quick stroll to see the tallest waterfall in Northern America crash down on the rocks below
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.3 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview:  Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in North America, and 5th in the world, with a total of 2,425ft of elevation loss from top to ... more »

Tips:  You can walk over to Lower Yosemite Fall from the Yosemite Village parking lot or take the free (and environmentally-friendly)... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Lower Yosemite Falls

The Lower Fall is 320ft and has a viewing area near the base. Although you may be tempted, do not get too close as the rocks near the base are sharp and very slipper (not to mention there is a water falling powerfully from above).

There is a viewing area where you may find it difficult to keep crowds of tourists out of your perfect pictures on... More

2. Restrooms

There are restrooms located at the start of the trail. After watching the waterfall for a while this may be a necessary stop on your way back.