After months of heavy precipitation in the Sierras, a unique and spectacular season for Yosemite waterfalls has arrived!
If you get close, they’ll really blow your hair back!”
Looking forward to an epic season of backpacking, our guided backpacking and day hike trip planners are tailoring routes to showcase the unique waterfall display for guests. For day trips, our Glacier Point down the Panorama and Mist Trails trip provides constant views of Yosemite’s rushing water, and the Yosemite Valley Tour pulls out at all the most iconic stops. In addition to some of our most popular waterfall backpacking adventures—trips like Glacier Point to Half Dome and the Yosemite Icons Tour—we’re creating custom backpacking experiences to share the valley’s many outstanding falls with you in a way only a local’s view can provide. And if yoga is your thing, we offer guided yoga retreats with river-side practices along the way!
Visiting options for waterfall sightseeing
In the days surrounding your backpacking adventure, or for a more moderate Yosemite waterfall tour, there’s no better way to experience Yosemite waterfalls than spending a few days right at the falls’ bases. With more than 10 stunning cascades within a short driving or hiking distance, our lodging and camping options put you right in the midst (and mist) of this natural phenomenon. Bring luxury with you to the base of Yosemite Falls with one of our Rush Creek lodging/hiking packages, or build your perfect family camping trip. In addition to providing reservations and permits, we also offer pre-planned and custom guided waterfall day tours to make your waterfall encounter in Yosemite Valley as rich as possible!
“Our guests are going to be able to see more than the few well-known and iconic waterfalls that are typically in the valley,” says Lasting Adventures’ founder, Scott Gehrman. “They’ll also see 6-8 more falls that are seasonal and normally dry, an amazing and unique side of the park, if they know where to look!” But they shouldn’t have to look far because as the weather warms water will be essentially cascading over the granite wherever possible.
The season is fleeting and trips are filling up. Let’s start planning your Yosemite waterfall adventure!
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