Staircase Falls

Staircase Falls is one of two named ephemeral waterfalls (the other being Horsetail Falls). It got its name from the way its creek steps down a series of granite ledges…

Royal Arch Cascade

Tumbling near the Ahwahnee Hotel lies the stringy Royal Arch Cascades. Distracted by the Royal Arches, the Washington Column, and North Dome, visitors often fail to notice this streaking waterfall…

Silver Strand Falls

Silver Strand Falls is perhaps the most overlooked waterfall due to its unfortunate position at the famous Tunnel View Overlook…

Chilnualna Falls

Chilnualna Falls was one of those waterfall experiences that surpassed whatever expectations we may have had going into the hike. Given how little attention the southern section of Yosemite…

Vernal Fall

Vernal Fall is a spectacular, classically-shaped 317ft waterfall. Making up the lower step of the Giant Stairway, it’s often known for drenching hikers along the appropriately-named Mist Trail…

Nevada Fall

Nevada Fall is a mammoth 594ft permanent waterfall. Watched over by the Liberty Cap, it makes up the upper step of the Giant Stairway.

Illilouette Fall

Illilouette Fall is a major waterfall rewarding those who hike to see its graceful 370ft drop. It’s amazing that a waterfall like this manages to elude most visitors…

Yosemite Falls

Along with Half Dome, Yosemite Falls is an iconic symbol of the grandeur and beauty of Yosemite National Park. Falling a total of 2425ft, it is amongst the highest waterfalls in the world.

Sentinel Falls

Sentinel Falls drops over 2000ft in several steps with Sentinel Rock watching over it. Only in Yosemite does a waterfall like this get a ho hum response from visitors.

Cascade Falls

Clearly the main waterfall attraction in this section of Yosemite, Cascade Falls tumbles several hundred feet before being joined by Tamarack Creek and forcefully plunging the final 500ft…

Wildcat Falls

Wildcat Falls is easy to miss even though it’s beside the Big Oak Flat Road. It’s one that rarely attractions visitors so you can have it to yourself or call it your own…

Bridalveil Fall

Greeting millions of visitors at the Gates of Yosemite Valley, Bridalveil Fall easily rivals Yosemite Falls as the most photographed waterfall in the park.

Ribbon Falls

Towering Ribbon Falls is amongst the highest free-leaping waterfalls in the United States. Despite sitting across from Bridalveil Fall at the foot of Yosemite Valley, many visitors miss this gem…