Yosemite Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in North America at 2,425′. The strenuous Yosemite Falls hike takes you up a number switchbacks beside incredible outlooks and waterfalls to award you with the famous lookout at the top of the falls. The additional and optional Yosemite Point hike is just over one more mile uphill to an unparalleled Yosemite view overlooking Yosemite Valley. The Yosemite Falls hike is truly a memorable hike not to be missed! All tours are private.
Meeting Location: Yosemite Valley Lodge at 4,035′
High Point: Yosemite Point at 7,040′
Elevation Gain: 3,005′
To begin our day, we will meet at the Yosemite Valley Lodge (located across from Yosemite Falls in Yosemite Valley) at 8 am. After a quick introduction and itinerary briefing, we will begin our hike by heading over to Camp 4 where the Yosemite Falls trailhead begins. Be prepared for a highly strenuous 3.2 mile hike ascending 2,440 vertical feet from the valley’s 4000′ elevation to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls at 6,440′. We will take our time, taking frequent water breaks and taking time to enjoy the astonishing scenery and the incredible views of Yosemite’s tallest waterfall series along the way, Yosemite Falls falling 2,425 vertical feet.
Once atop Yosemite Falls, we will venture out to the lookout at the top of Yosemite Falls. Following this we will ascend another 565 vertical feet hiking a mile to the vantage point of Yosemite Point, 3,200 feet above Yosemite Valley, where the hike began. This high point offers stunning perspectives of Glacier Point, Cathedral Rocks, Sentinel Dome, the Clark Range, Half Dome, Cloud’s Rest, Sierra Point and much more. After eating, drinking, relaxing and enjoying the high country views, we will turn around and retrace our steps 4.5 miles back to the valley, descending a knee pounding 3,100 vertical feet. Here we will say our goodbyes and end the day, and hopefully see you sooner than later!