Yosemite Falls Hike
|Trip Date: 08/23/2019
Distance: 4.3 Miles
Vertical Gain: 100'
Group Size: 4
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
GPX for this trip
|Starting off on the well-marked, paved trail toward the Lower Yosemite Falls.|
|As amazing as all of the views
surrounding us, our 14 month old granddaughter was most fascinated by
the rocks all around.
|As you get close to the Lower Falls viewpoint, a nice look at the Upper Falls is quite a distraction high above.|
|Lower Yosemite Falls is spectacular in itself, even on this late August day after a long, wet winter. The viewing platform was well-populated as were the rocks near the base of the falls by some taking advantage of the cool waters on a warm day.|
|Heading south from the Lower Falls be sure to look back and check out the upper falls from another impressive angle.|
|As mentioned previously, the little one just loved all the rocks around and couldn't get enough of exploring them fully.|
|Evidently the deer in the valley are very used to people and didn't bat an eye as we walked on by them.
|Cook's Meadow was spectacular, as seen from this vantage point looking southwest toward Cathedral Rocks East.|
|A nice bridge across the Merced River in the middle of the valley offers another great vantage point of the Upper Yosemite Falls to the North.|
|Views to the southwest from the bridge aren't too shabby, either.
|Close to the end of the loop trail is a vehicle bridge you cross, and a clear view of Halfdome can be spotted from almost the exact middle of the bridge.|
|GPS Track of the full hike, starting at the far right and then heading counter-clockwise around the valley floor.|