Yosemite FallsUpper Yosemite Fall (1430 feet), Lower Yosemite Fall (320 feet).
Yosemite Falls (Upper, Middle and Lower) combine to form the most famous of the many falls in Yosemite Valley. The total drop comes to 2,425 feet (739 Meters), ranking it fifth on some waterfall lists. There are multiple places to view these falls, the busiest is from the newly reworked walkway across from the Yosemite Lodge and near the Yosemite Falls bus stop. This remodeling eliminated the small parking lot at the Lodge intersection and installed a large public rest room facility. Through the years represented in these pictures, the big rock by the path has stayed in place. These range from April to December. I skipped the pictures from the dry August and September trips. The great views from the meadows near Sentinel Bridge (parking and shuttle stop) give a good sense of the size of the falls that you lose up close. The view from Glacier Point (or Sentinel Dome) provide an alternate perspective in the summer and early fall (after the road opens until the first real snow accumulation, or much of winter if you ski).
Another set of images that shows the seasonal variations is in the growning Yosemite Falls Through the Year page.Return to my Yosemite home page.