Waterfalls

Waterfalls


The Sheer Force of Water in Motion.

Yosemite National Park is home to thousands of waterfalls—from towering spectacles with a half-mile of cascading water, to tiny streams of white that drop only a few feet. Spring is the best time to experience Yosemite’s waterfalls, when the winter’s massive snowfall melts away and heads toward the Pacific Ocean. Plan your waterfall excursions for May and June, when they’re at their most impressive. By the end of summer, many are only a trickle or have completely dried up.

WARNING: Never enter the water at the top of a waterfall! Even shallow areas have currents strong enough to sweep you over the falls. For more information on water safety, visit the National Park Service website and be sure to watch the related video.