If you want to see Yosemite Valley’s big waterfalls, now is a great time to go. Yosemite Valley is open and those waterfalls are putting on their best show right now.
What is the best way to view the waterfalls? In person, of course. I took a little drive today to check out them out. Yosemite Falls is impressive, dropping 2,425 feet and looking different every which way you look at it.
You can spot it from the Swinging Bridge.
You can view it from a meadow.
You can take a look at it reflected in water
You can even see this view without leaving your car. You could get lucky and see a rainbow.
You can also check it out from the Chapel.
In person, you have an appreciation for the amount of water gushing out over Yosemite Falls. That roar is loud! Yosemite Falls Video
Of course there are many other waterfalls in Yosemite Valley. Some are big like Bridalveil Fall with 617 feet of drop.
And some are little like Fern Springs, which I estimate the drop at 6 inches.
These waterfalls will continue impressing us for a while but they are thrilling to see when they are near peak which is right about now. Don’t get too close to these massive amounts of water, follow all safety signs and stay behind all ropes and signs to make your trip a wonderful experience.
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