Lower Yosemite Falls Trail

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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

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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.

53 minutes ago

Great quick easy little hike. The view is more than worth the 30 minutes. Some people...... even climb up during the dry months.

23 hours ago

beautiful trail, easy to get to. just watch out for crowds and slippery rocks.

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10 days ago

Nice chill hike- family friendly.

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13 days ago

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13 days ago

Nice. Too easy. Wheel chair assessable. Lots and f people even in off-season. But nice views of falls

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16 days ago

easy walk

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18 days ago

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21 days ago

Big spectacular waterfall, definitely worth checking out as you drive through the valley

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27 days ago

Very good as introduction to the park. Little bit crowded

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30 days ago

Quick easy walk to the falls. Good for all ages. You can climb on the rocks at the end to get closer to the falls. Be careful though and heed the warning signs!

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