The falls at Yosemite National Park

There are numerous falls at Yosemite – some would just take your breath away!

Most of the tourists just visit the must-see Bridalveil and the Upper and Lower Falls (shown respectively in the 2 pics below). You are allowed to go close to the falls (still at a safe distance) but be ready to get drenched…to me, that is where the fun is!

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As you cover the park, you would see many others too – some don’t require much of an effort to reach.


However, one that would require a mile-long steep hike would be Vernal Falls (shown in the very last pic above). With my stamina too, I was all huffing and puffing once I reached the top; but it was all worth it.


  1. Yosemite is the perfect place for anybody who loves Nature. You can hike, see the stunning falls, picturesque landscapes, or just get lost in the wilderness.
  2. Keep at least 2 days for this national park, even with that you will just get the feel of it. I won’t be surprised if you spend a week there.
  3. Best time to visit is late-March to end-April. The reason being the falls are in full flow then.
  4. Go to their visitor center first and check out what works best for you. You will be able to park there and take the free shuttle for getting around (or you can drive on your own).
  5. As mentioned in the earlier post, the entry is $30 (per vehicle) which is valid for a week.
P.S. For more pictures, please visit my Instagram account @the_learning_step

40 thoughts on “The falls at Yosemite National Park

  1. Amazing shots of Yosemite Falls. What a spectacular, grand, majestic waterfall. It looks so powerful and mighty. Get a drenching? Well, if it is a hot day then I think that drenching would be all the more sweeter along with the sweet view 🙂 $30 for vehicle entry doesn’t sound like much – it would be a good thing to cover part of the large park not on foot and save some energy to enjoy the sights 🙂


  2. Beautiful pictures, you’re very lucky to see them full. When we went about 4 summers ago and loved it, however the falls were dried up due to the drought. I want to make a trip and soon, perfer during the winter and see Horsetail Falls at sunset!


  3. Fantastic shots Alok, and I like the way you approach your photography (and life): “be ready to get drenched…to me, that is where the fun is!” It is that attitude that gets us out to see the special things life can offer. Great post ~ and one day I hope to see the majestic world of Yosemite you have introduced here.


  4. Loved looking at your photos of waterfalls in Yosemite. Of course they are so much better in real life when you can hear the roar of the water, gauge the height they are thundering down from and feel the spray on your face as the wind blows it around.


  5. I had a coworker who is now working as an equipment operator in Yosemite National Park. I am so jealous. It honestly crossed my mind that I would be gladly to work inside that park. It is just … ahhh beautiful location.


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