Lower Yosemite Falls Trail

EASY 209 reviews
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Lower Yosemite Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mariposa, 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.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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
3 hours ago

Due to the amount of water right now in Yosemite, this waterfall was gorgeous! Definitely an easy nature walk. Even my father in law did it with a bad knee. Didn't take us long at all to walk the whole loop. Lots of places right now for kids to play in water along the trail. Just not the river! A must see!

hiking
8 hours ago

More of a Nature walk. Very beautiful and serene if you get there early around sunrise before the crowds come rolling in.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

If you're in the Valley at Yosemite, you HAVE to do this trail! If you hate crowds, do it as early in the AM as you can. Otherwise, it's shoulder to shoulder. Very easy, paved trail. You can make it a loop or out & back.

4 days ago

Easy walk and great refreshing view.

walking
4 days ago

Paved trail, low grade, lots and lots of people. Good for a quick up close look of the falls.

hiking
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hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful! Definitely bring a rain jacket!

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14 days ago

Pretty view but full of tourists

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hiking
15 days ago

Amazing waterfalls, we started at 8:00 and finished by 2:00, there was quite a crowd at the bottom as we came out.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
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