Lower Yosemite Falls

The Lower Yosemite Fall is one of the easiest Yosemite Valley waterfalls to access and makes for some wonderful photos. The Lower Yosemite Falls is the final portion of Yosemite Falls and descends 320 feet (98 meters) drop. There is a viewing area at the bottom where many people that visit Yosemite gather to take photos. The Lower Yosemite Falls is easily accessible near the Yosemite Lodge on flat paved paths and just over a mile hike from the Yosemite visitor center:

Lower Yosemite Falls from hiking path from Yosemite Lodge

Lower Yosemite Falls viewing area

Upper Yosemite Falls

One of the most spectacular sights in Yosemite is Yosemite Falls which can be seen from a number of spots on the Yosemite Valley floor and makes for breath taking photos. The Yosemite Upper Falls drops 1,430 feet (440 meters), and just the Upper Falls section ranks as a top 20 waterfall in the world. There are hiking trails from the valley floor to both the top and base of Upper Yosemite Falls. Yosemite Upper Falls usually has water flow year round, but there have been occasions when it has gone dry in the past.

Upper Yosemite Falls from visitors center

Yosemite Upper Falls from valley lower falls trail

Upper Yosemite Falls from Sentinel Bridge