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Distance:
0.9 Miles / 1.4 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~27 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Universal Access
Park:
Yosemite National Park
Town:
Yosemite Valley, California
Directions:
37.745697, -119.597175
Added:
November 24, 2017
Updated:
January 23, 2020
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160 '

Total Change
195 '

Ascent
195 '

Descent

The Lower Yosemite Fall Trail at Yosemite National Park is a short, highly-trafficked, 0.9 mile hike out to the Lower Yosemite Falls. Yosemite Falls, in its entirety, is 2,425 feet and flows from November through July with its peak in May. Yosemite Falls is one of the world's tallest waterfalls and is made up of three separate falls: Upper Yosemite Fall (1,430 feet), the middle cascades (675 feet), and Lower Yosemite Fall (320 feet). This trail brings you to the Lower Yosemite Falls portion, but you get views of the entire falls from almost immediately at the trailhead.

Parking can be found across the street from the trailhead and is usually accessible, despite the large crowds at the park. The trail itself is highly trafficked, but is still enjoyable, especially just below the falls.

If you arrive in late Summer, the falls may be dried up as it tends to dry up by July. This trail is also very accessible since it's mostly flat and paved or crushed stone.

Explore 8 trails near Yosemite Valley, CA
  1. Parking

    37.745697, -119.597175
  2. Main Trailhead

    37.745663, -119.59559
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0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Trail added
November 24, 2017
Hiked on
May 01, 2014
Updated on
January 23, 2020
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
May 24, 2018
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0.9 miles / 1.4 km
May 02, 2014
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