This is a strenuous hike with an elevation gain of over 1,000 feet over the course of about a mile. In other words, it is ... More
Upper Yosemite Falls Trail Hike
This is a strenuous hike with an elevation gain of over 1,000 feet over the course of about a mile. In other words, it is quite steep. Along that change in elevation, you will get to see how plant life varies at various altitudes. When you get to the top, you will be rewarded with incredible views of both the top of Yosemite Falls and of the Yosemite Valley as a whole. Plan on taking your time. The round-trip usually takes at least two hours and often three. Start at Sunnyside Camp 4 near Shuttle Stop 7. Bring water, and be sure to wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes or boots. The trail may be closed in the winter. For your safety, it is recommended that this hike be completed before dark.
If you want to learn about the flora, fauna and geology of the Yosemite Valley, this is the place to
visit. Created with both children and adults in mind, the center has both static and interactive displays on the ...
Open year round (weather permitting), this center is the place to start when you enter Yosemite from the east via
Highway 120. Located about a mile inside the east entrance, the center offers maps, books, park orientation materials and ...
About half a mile round trip, this trail can get crowded in summer, but it affords breathtaking views of the
falls, with water spilling over 600 feet to the valley floor and looking just like a bridal veil. Beware, ...