Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Waterfalls in Yosemite

Bridalveil Fall

Bridalveil Falls is often the first waterfall seen by visitors entering the park. In spring it thunders; during the rest of the year look for its characteristic light, swaying flow. You can walk to the base in just a few minutes but be careful, as the wet rocks on ...

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Bunnell Cascade

Bunnell Cascade is on the northwest slope of Bunnell Point at the head of Lost Valley. ...

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California Falls

California Falls is on the Tuolumne River at Glen Aulin. ...

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Chilnualna Falls

The Chilnualna Falls hide behind twists and turns in the rock. It's impossible to see the entire fall at the same time. The best way to see the fall is to hike to its top. ...

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Chinquapin Falls

Chinquapin Falls is an exciting waterfall on Indian Creek, about 250 ft. high. It can be seen from the town of El Portal, just outside Yosemite National Park. It can only be viewed from a long distance away, on the other side of the Merced River. Directions Chinquapin Falls is along ...

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Foresta Falls

Foresta Falls is a pleasant surprise rewarding adventurous Yosemite visitors looking for something off the beaten path. Nestled near the re-built private community of Foresta, the main tier of the waterfall drops roughly 60 feet or so. In addition to the main drop photographed above, there are also cascades ...

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Horsetail Fall

Horsetail Fall flows approximtely December through April. It is famous for appearing to be on fire when it reflects the orange glow of sunset in mid- to late-February. It falls off of the east side of El Capitan and is best seen from just east of El Capitan. ...

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Illilouette Fall

Illilouette Fall flows all year, with peak flow in May. While many hikers notice this waterfall as they're hiking toward Vernal Fall, the best place to see it is on the Panorama Trail, a few miles from Glacier Point. ...

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Le Conte Falls

Named for Professor Joseph Le Conte (1823-1901), University of California, a scientist of world-wide reputation, especially qualified in geology, chemistry and natural history. In Yosemite National Park, on the Tuolumne River, just above mile marker 140, on the north slope of Falls Ridge. ...

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Lehamite Falls

Lehamite Falls is on the north wall of Yosemite Valley, 0.4 miles north of the the mouth of Lehamite Creek and one mile north of Yosemite Village. ...

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Miguel Falls Creek

Miguel Falls Creek is located west of Tueeulala Falls on the north wall of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoi and flows west through Miguel Meadow to Eleanor Creek1.4 miles south of Lake Eleanor. ...

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Nevada Fall

Nevada Falls flows all year, with peak flow in late May. It is best seen from Glacier Point or by hiking up alongside it. Nevada Fall is located above Vernal Fall in an area known as the "giant staircase." ...

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Pywiack Cascade

Pywiack Cascade is on the Tenaya Creek in Tenaya Canyon, 1.3 miles north of Clouds Rest, 1.6 miles west-southwest of Mount Watkins, and 1.7 miles south of Olmstead Peak. ...

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Ribbon Fall

Ribbon Falls flows approximately March through June, with peak flow in May. It is located just west of El Capitan and is best seen from near the bottom of Bridalveil Fall. ...

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Royal Arch Cascade

Royal Arch Cascades is located on Royal Arch Creek and the north wall of Yosemite Valley above the Merced River at mile marker 128.5. ...

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