Lower Yosemite Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite National Park, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A quick stroll to see Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in Northern America and 5th in the world crash down on the rocks below. Open year round, this trail is easy but icy in the winter. This is a 1 mile/1.6 km loop which takes about 30 minutes to complete. Half of the loop is wheelchair accessible and leashed pets are allowed. The trailhead is at the Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead (shuttle stop #6). This short, easy walk provides spectacular views of Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls and even Middle Cascade. Like all waterfalls in Yosemite, this waterfall is often dry from late July or August through October and is best seen in spring when the winter snow is melting and the upper lakes are full, significantly increasing the flow of the water over the edge.
Easy paved trail, very crowded, and the falls have dried up for the season.
Fun for a morning jog!
Easy paved trail... too crowded down here at Lower Yosemite Falls.
The trail itself is very easy and might be 2 1/2 - 3 stars for me. The real hidden gem here is scrambling up to the pool at the base of the falls. There are actually two (at least there was when I went - it was in the middle of s drought) a small, ankle-deep wading pool about halfway up, and then the pool-proper right up against the cliff at the end of the scramble. If you're able, it's definitely manageable as far as scrambles go.
Fantastic! Don't stop at the bridge. Continue climbing thru the rocks up to the natural pool at the base of the waterfall.
Easy to hike with kids. Beautiful view of LYF. Paved makes it wheelchair accessible. This is not hard, not even a little.
Path is pave and has wood made walk way. The water fall look so good. Some even walk to the fall itself and got wet from the mist. Every easy. Wheelchair accessible too.
very nice waterfall get there early to beat the crowds
Super nice views!!
Crowded much of the time, but amazing view of upper and lower falls. Easy trail.
Very nice view, but not really a hike more of a stroll.
very nice, but stays crowded all day long.
Great hike that my parents (in their 60s, my dad with a heart problem) was able to easily manage. It was very crowded when we went. But it gets you to a great view of the falls.
Nice flat easy walk with a great view of the upper and lower falls. Pretty crowded in the summer.
I went when this waterfall was at max capacity. So beautiful. Easily accessible for everyone. Perfect for beginners.
so beautiful, especially in the winter!