Lower Yosemite Falls Trail

  • Lower Falls in Yosemite National Park, California.
  • Lower Falls in Yosemite National Park, California.


Dogs Yes


1 (miles)



~50 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)



Lower Yosemite Falls is an easy kid friendly day hike in Yosemite Valley National Park that leads to an incredible waterfall. The park says this trail leads to "part of North America's tallest waterfall, Lower Yosemite Fall is the final 320-foot (98-meter) drop. Deafening in spring and early summer when the waterfall peaks in volume, you can expect to get sprayed with water when standing on the footbridge near its base. This short, easy walk rewards with spectacular views of both Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls. This paved loop trail offers different vantage points of Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Creek, and you can stop at the many exhibits to learn more about the natural and cultural history of the area." This hike is dog friendly, but your furry friends must be kept on leash. This trail is best done in the spring when the waterfall is raging with snowmelt. Falls tend to run dry from July through October. This trail is located in Yosemite Valley and is not the best choice for hikers seeking solitude. There is camping available in Yosemite National Park.

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Entrance, Camping and Backcountry Fees
Contact: Public Information Office PO Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389

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