on March 1, 2010
Yosemite Falls, popularly considered the highest waterfall in North America, is a famous landmark in the park and is visible in various points in the valley. Primarily composed of Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls, it creates thundering roars in the spring, but could be just mist, or almost gone by late summer.The Lower Yosemite Falls hike is one of the easiest hikes, mostly paved and with minimal or no elevation gain. It is even partly wheelchair accessible. For this reason and due to its popularity, this hike is also usually the most crowded. But the hike showcases beautiful views of both Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls, then the 1 mile loop takes you very near Lower Yosemite Falls in its wonderful glory. Parking near or around this trail could be very difficult because of limited spots available. I would recommend parking somewhere else in the valley and then taking the free shuttle bus, proceed to the shuttle bus stop #6. This stop is the official trailhead. It could also be a short and easy walk from Yosemite Lodge at the Falls if this is where you stay. The whole trail could take an average of 30 minutes or less to complete.
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