Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Waterfalls in Yosemite

Sentinel Fall

Sentinel Falls is another tall waterfall in Yosemite that you won't see, unless you are there in the spring. If you park alongside the road at Four Mile trailhead, you'll probably be the only person looking at Sentinel Falls, as everyone else will be staring across the valley at ...

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Silver Apron

Silver Apron is a water slide just north of Vernal Falls. The Merced River shoots down from the bridge below Nevada Falls into a nice little pool before dropping over Vernal Falls. There is no swimming here of course. Elevation: 4000 feet Directions On Southside Drive, drive to Curry Village and ...

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Silver Strand Falls

Perhaps the best view of Silver Strand Falls is a long distance view from the Wawona Tunnel parking lot. You can either take a 13 mile (RT) strenuous hike starting at McGurk Meadow trailhead on Glacier Point, and hiking to Stanford Point. Directions On the south wall of Yosemite Valley, between ...

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Snow Creek Falls

Snow Creek Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in Yosemite National Park, a whopping 2000 ft. high cascade. In the spring, like many other creeks in Yosemite, Snow Creek is rushing off the cliffs and is an amazing sight. The only location where you can see the entire ...

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Staircase Falls

Staircase Falls can be viewed from the meadow just east of Curry Village, opposite Royal Arch Cascade. Park along the side of the road and look up the canyon wall. Staircase Falls is a very thin (no more than a foot wide) waterfall, which skips down the rock staircase ...

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The Cascades

Cascade Falls (also known as The Cascades) starts off as a series of tumbling waterfalls and cascades through a dense forest in the Western Yosemite High Country. However, as it gains momentum and combines with Tamarack Creek just below the Big Oak Flat Road, it plunges as an impressive ...

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Tueeulala Falls

Tueeulala Falls is located on the north side of Hetch Hetchy Valle. At roughly 880 feet it is the smaller of two large waterfalls that spill into Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, the other being Wapama Falls. It is, however, the larger of the two in terms of greatest free-fall distance, ...

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Tuolumne Falls

This is the first of the two waterfalls you'll see on your way to Glen Aulin. (The other is White Cascade; there are three additional waterfalls within 3.5 miles downstream from Glen Aulin, but it's difficult to fit them all into a day hike from the Glen Aulin trailhead ...

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Upper Yosemite Falls

One of Yosemite oldest historic trails (built 1873 to 1877), the Yosemite Falls Trail leads to the top of North America's tallest waterfall 2,425 feet above the Valley floor. Do not stray off the marked path, as you will find steep drops adjacent to the trail. Enjoy spectacular views ...

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Vernal Fall

The Vernals Falls flow all year, though by mid- to late summer it narrows and separates into one, two, or three falls as water flows decrease. The falls peaks in late May. It is best seen from Glacier Point or by hiking up alongside it via the Mist Trail. ...

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Wapama Falls

Wapama Falls flows all year with peak flow in May. Relatively few people visit Hetch Hetchy Valley to see this roaring waterfall. In some springs, the water from this fall flows over the footbridges near its base. ...

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Waterwheel Falls

Whaterwheel Falls is the largest of the many waterfalls of the Tuolumne River. Its upper part contains a series of small ledges, each of which creates a small plume as the water is deflected away from the rock face. An extraordinary phenomenon appears at the first and largest of ...

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White Cascade

White Mountain is located along the Tuolumne River,1.9 miles southeast of Wildcat Point and 0.6 miles northeast of McGee Lake. Elevation: 7,880 feet Directions Along the Tuolumne River, 1.9 mi southeast of Wildcat Point and 0.6 mi northeast of McGee Lake. ...

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Wildcat Falls

Wildcat Falls is located 0.3 miles northwest of the mouth of Wildcat Creek and 0.8 miles northwest of Elephant Rock. If you walk a short distance up the road (towards the Arch Rock entrance) from the Cascades, you will reach Wildcat Falls. The best viewpoint is along the road, ...

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Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls, one of the world's tallest, is actually made up of three separate falls: Upper Yosemite Fall (1,430 feet), the middle cascades (675 feet), and Lower Yosemite Fall (320 feet). You can walk to Lower Yosemite Fall in just a few minutes or hike to the top of ...

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