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Yosemite Falls Day Hike

Yosemite Falls & Yosemite Point

Trip Highlights:

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Point

Views of Yosemite Valley

Views of Half Dome

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.

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March 1 – November 30


6-8 Hours

Mileage & Difficulty:



1-2 People: $600
3-4 People: $700
5+ People: $150-/Person

All Tours Are Private

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Yosemite Falls Hike

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!


  • All tours are private.
  • Guide(s) carry first aid kits, water purification methods, toilet paper (for emergencies), suntan lotion and bug repellent. Please plan to bring your own lunch, snacks, water bottles, etc.
  • Should weather, fire, and/or delayed seasonal openings affect the chosen itinerary, a different itinerary will be offered. You will be kept in contact throughout this process.

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March 1 – November 30
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Half Dome in a Day participant, 2021
Half Dome in a Day participant, 2021
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I did a private one-on-one hike with a guide to Half Dome. This was such an amazing experience! The guide was very knowledgeable regarding Yosemite, and I realized I wouldn't have completed it without the help of the guide. His expertise and calmness during the cables really enabled me to push through and complete this amazing hike!”
Day hike guest, 2021
Day hike guest, 2021
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We were a group of 7 family members (ages 22-65 years old), for all of us was our first hiking/backpacking/camping experience. We all have such an amazing yet challenging experience, it was really worthy! Thank you so much to our guides Nicole and Jack for your cheers, your spirit, your cooking, your yoga time, your knowledge and for doing this family trip so great! We really enjoy it!!
Day hike guest, 2021
Day hike guest, 2021
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I booked a guided hike for Clouds Rest as I was unsuccessful in my ballot for Half Dome. My friend was unable to make it so I decided to book a guided hike for myself. From beginning to end, Lasting Adventures was great. They replied to me quickly, and my guide was excellent! He offered me hiking poles in case I hadn't taken any and had plenty other essentials on hand.

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