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Lower Yosemite Falls Trail

Beginning Elevation: 3,990 Feet (1243.8 Meters) Lower Yosemite Falls Parking Area
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain, One-way: 50 Feet (15.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 4,030 Feet (1256.2 Meters) Yosemite Falls Observation Area
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length, Round Trip: .5 Miles (0.83 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Early Summer
Usage: Heavy
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle

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General Description

This short, paved trail leads to an observation area at the base of Lower Yosemite Falls. It begins from the Lower Yosemite Fall parking lot, which is shuttle stop number seven. The trail leads a quarter mile northwestward from the parking area to the falls. It takes approximately 20 minutes round trip and is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs and strollers. At the end of the trail you'll find impressive views of both the upper and lower falls.

Directions from Arch Rock Entrance: Follow Highway 140 into the park. Bear right as the road to Yosemite Village forks and drive past the Yosemite Chapel. Bear left following the fork toward Yosemite Village and Visitor Center. Turn left on to Northside Drive, continueing .75 miles to the Lower Yosemite Falls parking area. This is shuttle stop #7.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: Falls may be dry in Late Summer and Early Fall.) .

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Visitor Information:

Yosemite National Park, P.O. Box 577 , Yosemite, CA, 95389, Phone: 209-372-0200, Fax: 209-372-0220, TTY: 209-372-4726


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