Lower Yosemite Falls Trail

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Lower Yosemite Falls Trail is a 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
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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wheelchair friendly

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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.

walking
23 minutes ago

Great view of the waterfall

walking
8 days ago

Very easy walk straight to the bottom of Yosemite Falls - AMAZING view of the water fall as you walk to it - eventually you cross the bridge where the wind and mist soak you if you stand there long enough - we went in May when I think the water fall is at it’s peak strength.

We took our stroller and it was an easy leisurely walk.

hiking
8 days ago

The waterfall is incredible in the springtime!

hiking
9 days ago

A must see! Especially in the Spring—the waterfall is insanely powerful and breathtaking! Pretty easy hike.

9 days ago

Super easy Trail for a good view.

10 days ago

Very crowded, but only takes about 20 minutes and you get a stunning view of the lower falls. Also: lots of spray right now.

12 days ago

Spectacular!!!!

hiking
17 days ago

A quick and easy trail to the falls. Great for kids!

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful views and easy walks for kids. Falls are incredible but very busy with lingering tourists.

walking
1 month ago

Easy trail.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Did this in the winter and it was a beautiful.

walking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Not really a hike (all flat) but worth seeing!

hiking
4 months ago

walking
6 months ago

A classic and easy.

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice, easy trail to get to the base of the falls. It was low flowing in October, but still beautiful to witness. The trail is flat and wide, makes for a nice stroll. Pretty crowded though.

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Nice chill hike- family friendly.

hiking
7 months ago

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

7 months ago

easy walk

7 months ago

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

walking
8 months ago

Very good as introduction to the park. Little bit crowded

hiking
8 months 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!

hiking
8 months ago

great easy paved walk to get close views of the falls.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike and you get to see the most spectacular waterfalls, I loved it.

walking
8 months ago

This trail is super easy to walk and see a waterfall. For a little more adventure, you can boulder climb (small boulders) right up to the Falls!

8 months ago

Ugh how peaceful !

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