Horsetail Fall

Horsetail Fall


Horsetail Fall is a small, ephemeral waterfall that flows over the eastern edge of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. For two weeks in February, the setting sun striking the waterfall creates a deep orange glow known as the "firefall" effect. This effect typically starts in the middle of February and only lasts for two weeks. 

There needs to be a clear ski and enough snow for the waterfall to flow for the "firefall" effect to occur. 

Typically starts the middle of February and only lasts for two weeks.