"Waterfalls" Yosemite National Park Things to Do Tip by Saks_b

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Yosemite Falls (2,425 ft)
Yosemite Falls, the world's fifth tallest, is actually made up of three separate falls: Upper Yosemite Fall (1,430 ft), the middle cascades (675 ft), and Lower Yosemite Fall (320 ft). You can walk to Lower Yosemite Fall in just a few minutes. A hike to the top of Upper Yosemite Fall is a strenuous, all-day hike.

Bridalveil Fall (620 ft).
In spring it thunders; during the rest of the year look for its characteristic light, swaying flow. You can walk to the base in just a few minutes.

Vernal Fall (317 ft)
It is best seen from Glacier Point or by hiking up alongside it via the Mist Trail.

Nevada Fall (594 ft)
Nevada Fall is located above Vernal Fall in an area known as the "giant staircase."

Ribbon Fall (1,612 ft)
It is located just west of El Capitan and is best seen from near the bottom of Bridalveil Fall.

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  • Written Jan 8, 2004
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