Old Big Oak Flat to Yosemite Falls

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Old Big Oak Flat to Yosemite Falls is a 17 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mariposa, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
17.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4809 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

trail running

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

historic site

no dogs

Start at Old Big Oak Flat trailhead and hike gradually uphill to Cascade Creek. Multiple water sources on the first stretch. After passing footbridge, it is moderately steep uphill climb to the summit of El Capitan. Going downhill after El Capitan, there is an optional summit of Eagle Peak before meeting the trail junction of Upper Yosemite Falls. Last stretch is steep and rocky downhill decent on upper Yosemite Falls trail ending at the trailhead / Camp 4. Can be done as extended dayhike or 1-2 night backpacking trip. 3 campsites are located 4 miles in on footbridge of cascade creek. Another campsite is just prior to reaching ribbon meadow. Last campsites are 0.3 miles north of Yosemite falls trail junction and 0.2 miles south of trail junction on Yosemite creek.