The Yosemite Falls, located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, is the highest waterfall in North America and the world’s fifth tallest. The water drops down at total distance of 2425 feet or 739 meters from the top of the Yosemite Falls to the ground. Depending on how much snow fell during the wintertime the water in the Yosemite Falls flows from winter through early to mid-summer. The Yosemite Falls is at its height in spring, when the melted snow plunges over the cliffs into the Valley and is usually dry during summertime, beginning in August. In winter time Yosemite Falls are especially spectacular when the cliffs are covered by snow, ice, and frost.
Did you know that the Yosemite Falls are actually made up of three different waterfalls? The Upper Yosemite Fall (1,430 ft), the Middle Cascades (675 ft), and Lower Yosemite Fall (320 ft). To walk to the Lower Falls would take you just a few minutes. A hike to the top of Upper Yosemite Fall would take you all day.
The collection of waterfalls in Yosemite National Park is one of the most magnificent in the world, 5 of the Yosemite Valley's falls are among the 10 highest waterfalls on earth. About 95 percent of the park is wilderness, but you can see two of the most famous ones, the Yosemite Falls and the Bridalveil Fall from the floor of the valley.
If you want to get the most of the impressive Yosemite Falls it might be a good idea to go for a hike on the Yosemite Falls Trail. It is a 7-mile round trip and will probably take you 5 hours. There are several spots along the way where you can stop to take pictures or just enjoy the breathtaking view.
Come to see the Yosemite Falls on our Yosemite & Giant Sequoias tour. Stay for one, two or three days in the Park and explore the Yosemite Falls by yourself or together with our experienced guides, who can tell you interesting facts and stories about the National Park and of course about the Yosemite Falls. No matter which time of the year you are planning to visit Yosemite National Park our small group tours will take you to the Park all year long.
We are looking forward to taking you to admire Yosemite Falls on one of our Yosemite Tours!