Your Guide to the Magnificent Yosemite Falls

Yosemite National Park has something amazing to see around every corner. A destination overflowing with mountains, rivers, waterfalls, wildflowers, and all other kinds of natural beauty, this park should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. One spot in Yosemite National Park that you absolutely have to see during your visit is the stunning Yosemite Falls! There are numerous waterfalls in Yosemite National Park, but the Yosemite Falls is special for several reasons. Learn everything you need to know about this iconic landmark and start making plans to see it today. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Everything You Need to Know About Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls Facts

This waterfall is so astounding because it is actually the tallest waterfall in North America! This towering waterfall has a drop of 2,425 feet and is the fifth tallest in the entire world. You can get the best views of this majestic landmark from Yosemite Village and Yosemite Valley Lodge.

The Yosemite Falls Hike

You can hike all around the beautiful Yosemite Falls! There’s many trails you can hike in this area, including an Upper Yosemite Falls hike (a strenuous, all-day hike meant only for experienced hikers) as well as a Lower Yosemite Falls hike (which is only 0.5 miles and still offers incredible views). While the Upper Yosemite Falls hike is a challenge, you’ll be rewarded by gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. For an easier experience, you can take the 2-mile hike up to Columbia Rock where you can experience extraordinary views of the Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Sentinel Rock.

When to Visit Yosemite Falls

The Yosemite Falls Trail is open all year long, so you can visit anytime! However, the Yosemite Falls is best seen during the spring, when it contains extra volume from the melted snow of winter. By August, the falls are no more than a trickle of water. The trail becomes icy during winter, so keep in that in mind when planning your trip. Be sure to always check weather and trail conditions on the park’s website before you visit.

Where to Stay During Your Visit to Yosemite National Park

Exploring Yosemite National Park is an experience everyone should have at least once! After an a wonderful day hiking around this park, head to the Hotel Charlotte for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Located in Groveland, CA, right at the gateway of Yosemite National Park, our bed and breakfast is the perfect place to rest your tired feet. You can choose from staying in one of our twelve beautiful rooms or renting one of our cozy apartment rentals, which have the perfect amount of space for families or groups. Don’t forget to dine at our Fork and Love Restaurant, which prepares some of the finest and freshest meals you’ve ever tasted. We know you’re ready to start planning your dream vacation, so check our availability and book your stay today!

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