Lower Yosemite Falls is boisterous, and during a year of high water volume, you may find yourself getting wet as you gaze at ... More
Lower Yosemite Falls Day Hike
Lower Yosemite Falls is boisterous, and during a year of high water volume, you may find yourself getting wet as you gaze at this famous waterfall and listen to the amazing noise all the pounding water makes. John Muir wrote about "Moonbows," the rainbows created here by the full moon during April and May. Even without this phenomenon, the falls are lovely and worth the easy half-mile round-trip hike. This walk is likely to be crowded in summer. There is wheelchair access with assistance, and the trail is open all year. For your safety it is recommended that you take this hike during daylight hours.
While the falls are breathtaking during the runoff season the controversy that surround the area is questionable at best. The new bathrooms have been built over an ancient village site with many questions that have been raised and never answered in regards to the NPS and NAGPRA proto-cal,
The short hike through the woods was one of the least interesting in the park. There is a nice view of Half Dome towards the beginning of the trail. And the 'viewing point' also along the way is another nice view of the falls.
If the hike were any longer, I'd say just skip and stick with the view from the road. But since it's short I recommend this one.
This is the MOST popular hike in Yosemite Valley and there are a lot of people at the base of the falls. It's a paved trail so don't expect to go nature-boy on this one. Personally I think it's too crowded to simply get a little bit better view of the lower falls.
This very strenuous, seven mile round trip hike gains almost 2,000 feet in elevation. Start at Happy Isles Shuttle Stop
Number 16 and work your way through the crowds visiting Vernal Falls, and begin a series of switchbacks to ...
If you are in very good shape and willing to spend a long day hiking, the difficult trek to the
top of Half Dome may be for you. It is considered extremely strenuous, with an elevation gain of almost ...
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 ...