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, California 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 95 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

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.

hiking
6 days ago

walking
8 days ago

Waterfall bridge was closed. But went off trail and got good pictures.

hiking
14 days ago

Great Quick hike year round with Amazing views of the Falls through the trees!

walking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nothing to see, except for a lot of rock and some pretty cool trees. We were very limited on time and did not research it before hand, so when we arrived it was completely dried up. I suggest doing some research unlike we did before hand :)

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great falls. Very easy stroll that is very crowded.

walking
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3 months ago

Amazing Falls. Easy walk but quite crowded.

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Great views and a short hike, best for families.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Nice easy walk for anyone to use.

4 months 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.

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