Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Upper Yosemite Falls Trail is a 7 mile out and back trail located near Yosemite National Park, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Directions from Arch Rock Entrance: Follow Highway 140 into the Yosemite Valley. Six and a half miles from the entrance station the road splits. Take the right fork, which becomes Southside Drive, to the Yosemite Lodge parking area. The trail begins from the western side of the lot behind the lodge.

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

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This duplicates the Yosemite Falls Trail (unless you add the lower trail for the whole trip.)

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amazing hike...kinda difficult...tho i went with my 65 year old buddy...the waterfall was breath taking..

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Pretty steep elevation gain, but the view are worth it. If you can make it out to Eagle Peak, that's also strongly suggested. Unfortunately, there is no "Yosemite" Falls in the late summer; something to keep in mind.

Oddly, the big ravens mentioned in Nathaniel Gildersleeve's review were there when I made it to the top as well.

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Awesome views!! Great trail

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This is an out and back hike rather than a loop as described here. This trail is correctly described in a separate listing on this site.... http://alltrails.com/trail/us/california/yosemite-falls-trail. However, it is a great strenuous hike. The trail is very rocky and some of the rocks are a little polished from many hikers. You have to be careful where you put your feet, particularly when going downhill. Two big ravens kept me company at the top of the falls.

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Great trail! There are some very steep, seemingly endless switchbacks at the beginning, but the shade helps when you're doing it in the summer. Make sure to push through! As intense as the workout is, the view is that much better.

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Great hike, just be sure to continue the extra mile up to the lookout point. It provides a nice view up half-dome and the valley.

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Great hike did it in December which is a different view there was zero people but it gets dark early so leave plenty of time. If you are in good enough shape it's a must do

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