Yosemite Falls

Key information: Yosemite Falls

  • Superb if demanding climb beside the wonderful Yosemite Falls, with marvellous walking options from its top.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating89
  • Beauty38
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma36
  • Negative points3
  • Total rating89
  • Note: Negs: popularity.

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 13.3 miles
  • Maximum Altitude: 6,700ft
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.



This is a demanding trail which climbs 2,700ft in some 3.5 miles, viewing the amazing cascades of the endless eponymous falls (which do, one should say, vary between huge flow and a slow trickle depending on the time of year), as well as giddy views down onto Yosemite Valley. 

You can walk on to El Capitan or along the North Rim to Tamarack Flat on the Tioga Road to pick up a bus. 

See our Yosemite page for more general and practical information and photos.

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