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Yosemite Waterfalls

At Yosemite, waterfalls draw visitors from around the globe year after year. Because many of Yosemite’s waterfalls are fed by snowmelt, the amount of water rushing over each waterfall can vary widely throughout the year. In addition to those below, numerous other falls can be seen during the spring run-off or after a heavy rainstorm.

 Waterfalls in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls

Bridalveil Fall

Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall

Horsetail Fall

Ribbon Fall

Illilouette Fall

Waterfalls Outside Yosemite Valley

In the Mist of Wapama Falls
In the Mist of Wapama Falls
  • Chilnualna Falls (300 ft), a long series of cascades culminating in a large drop, all located about 4.1 trail miles from Wawona, in Southern Yosemite.
  • Waterwheel Falls (700 ft) gets its name from its ridged 50-55 degree incline causing the water to strike the ridges and loop back – creating the “Waterwheels” Best seen during spring run-off.  Located downriver from Tuolumne Meadows.
  • Tueeulala Fall (1000 ft) and Wapama Falls (1700 ft), both located in Hetch Hetchy, accessible via Evergreen Road along Highway 120, a few miles from the main 120 entrance.  While Tueeulala Fall does dry up by mid-summer, Wapama maintains a large flow all year long.  Due to security for Hetch Hetchy, the road to the area closes at night.  Check with the National Park Service for more info on the hours of operation for the road.