"Yosemite Falls" Falls Tip by mht_in_la

Falls, Yosemite National Park: 56 reviews and 122 photos

  Yosemite Falls
by mht_in_la

What makes Yosemite Falls "falls" (plural), but Vernal Fall just a "fall"? Technically, if a waterfall drops in one continuous downpour, it's a "fall", otherwise it's called "falls" like in Yosemite Falls.

As seen in photo, Yosemite Falls has 3 such sections: the upper, the middle cascades, and the lower. With the total height of 2,425 feet, it is the tallest waterfall in North America, and the 5th tallest in the world. Of course it depends on who you talk to. Some may argue the upper and the lower should be measured separately. Let's just forget the numbers and enjoy Yosemite Falls' impeccable beauty.

Address: Yosemite National Park
Phone: 2093720322
Website: http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2003
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