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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 67%Family Travelers
- 63%Adventure Travelers
- 57%Budget Travelers
- 57%Green Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
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- Lower Yosemite FallsNov 13, 2013
The hike to the Lower Yosemite Falls is a relatively easy and rewarding one: it's short (0.5 miles r/t), it's pretty flat, and the waterfalls are impressive. The only bummer is that during the summer, the trail can get crowded. Set out early!
- Lower Yosemite FallsOct 19, 2013
It's just a short walk along a mostly paved path from the shuttle bus stop. Then suddenly you're standing on the bridge at the base of this thunderous, multiple-decked waterfall that spills over the granite cliffs into Yosemite Valley. Even in winter, you're bound to see this waterfall springing into action, possibly with a cone of ice frozen in the middle of the flow. The waterfall is at its biggest dimensions during spring Sierra snow melt, usually in April and May.
- Lower Yosemite FallsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Sep 27, 2013
For those who want a nice stroll to a gorgeous view, it's a flat half-mile walk to the falls. You can do a loop and still end up near the tram stop.
For those who are more adventurous and want an even better view, you can hike into the rocks to get closer to the bottom of the falls, where you'll be rewarded with a fantastic swimming hole. Beware! Even in the summer months, the water is ICE COLD.
- Lower Yosemite FallsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 13, 2013
Like most of the main attractions in the Yosemite Valley, don't expect to find solitude here. That said, the falls are amazing, especially in the spring when the waters are high. It is an easy walk in to see them - definitely o.k. for kids.Recommended for
- Lower Yosemite FallsAug 22, 2013
The most easiest hike that you can take is going up to the lower Yosemite falls. It is a site to see where the 5th largest water falls from high above skys down to where it seems to hit your feet. It's an experience where you or your family could enjoy.
- Lower Yosemite FallsAug 22, 2013
If you drive around the valley loop you can actually get on to the lower Yosemite falls trail and get quite close to the falls itself. In the late spring or very late summer when the water flow is limited you can hike quite a bit up to the base of the falls.
But be careful though as the rocks can be very slippery.
- Lower Yosemite FallsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Aug 22, 2013
This short, easy walk rewards with spectacular views of Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls. It's a paved 1 mile loop and for me it's a tasty appetizer for a more challenging and rewording hike on the Upper Yosemite Falls Trail. At the same time, the final 320 foot drop of Yosemite Falls is a pretty cool thing to see. From here, Yosemite Creek emerges from the base of the Lower Falls and flows into the nearby Merced River. Also watch out for the slippery loose rocks (talus) around the plunge pool at the bottom.
I have only been here in the non-Summer months when the crowds are small and the weather/scenery is more refreshing. Of course in the later months of the year, there might not be much water flowing. You can begin at the Lower Yosemite Falls Trail head at Shuttle Stop #6.
- Lower Yosemite FallsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Aug 22, 2013
One of my favorite short, easy hikes within the park because it is short and easy BUT not lacking of scenery and sounds of nature, the lower falls hike is great for hikers of all abilities.
- Lower Yosemite FallsMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersAug 22, 2013
This was definitely crowded, but a nice easy activity we did before leaving the park. You can go scrambling over some rocks and go swimming in the base of the fall, but if you're going to do that, wear good shoes - I saw plenty of people slip on the granite rocks as they were navigating around.
Address:Yosemite National Park, California
Total Reviews:28 Reviews
Open Hours:24 hours daily
Phone:+1 209 372 0200