Lower Yosemite Falls Trail

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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.

1.1 miles 68 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

walking
14 hours ago

1 day ago

Great views and a short hike, best for families.

8 days ago

11 days ago

Nice easy walk for anyone to use.

26 days ago

Great family trail. Lots of deer along the trail, and they are not scared of humans at all! Clean bathrooms near trailhead. It was not crowded early November.

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Easy paved trail, very crowded, and the falls have dried up for the season.

3 months ago

Fun for a morning jog!

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Easy paved trail... too crowded down here at Lower Yosemite Falls.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Fantastic! Don't stop at the bridge. Continue climbing thru the rocks up to the natural pool at the base of the waterfall.

4 months ago

Easy to hike with kids. Beautiful view of LYF. Paved makes it wheelchair accessible. This is not hard, not even a little.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

very nice waterfall get there early to beat the crowds

4 months ago

Super nice views!!

4 months ago

Crowded much of the time, but amazing view of upper and lower falls. Easy trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice view, but not really a hike more of a stroll.