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
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid 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
22 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

walking
3 months ago

A classic and easy.

hiking
3 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.

4 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.

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

Nice chill hike- family friendly.

hiking
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

easy walk

4 months ago

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

walking
5 months ago

Very good as introduction to the park. Little bit crowded

hiking
5 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
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

walking
5 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!

5 months ago

Ugh how peaceful !

6 months ago

magnifique

6 months ago

Gorgeous waterfall. We went early in the morning to avoid crowds and had great success. Only saw two other people. Very easy hike. It was a great way to start the day's adventures!

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