Staircase Falls

Staircase Falls is one of two named temporary waterfalls in Yosemite Valley (the other being Horsetail Falls) based on the way its creek steps down ledges.

Royal Arch Cascade

The Royal Arch Cascade is an easy-to-miss waterfall next to the Royal Arches, the Washington Column, and North Dome on the east end of Yosemite Valley.

Silver Strand Falls

Silver Strand Falls is a reported 574ft waterfall that could be Yosemite’s most overlooked waterfall due to its positioning at the Tunnel View Lookout.

Chilnualna Falls

Chilnualna Falls is a series of at least 5 waterfalls over an 8.5-mile hike culminating in a 180ft stepping cascade in the quiet south side of Yosemite.

Vernal Fall

Vernal Fall is a classically-shaped 317ft waterfall making up the lower step of the Giant Stairway and well-known for drenching hikers on the Mist Trail.

Nevada Fall

Nevada Fall is a 594ft permanent waterfall watched over by the Liberty Cap formation comprising the upper step of the Giant Stairway with Vernal Fall.

Illilouette Fall

Illilouette Fall is a major waterfall rewarding those who hike the 4 miles round-trip to see its graceful 370ft drop, which manages to elude most visitors.

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls is an iconic symbol of the grandeur and beauty of Yosemite National Park. It drops a total of 2425ft making it one of the world’s tallest.

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.

Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls (or The Cascades) starts off as a series of cascades before dropping 500ft into the rugged Merced River Canyon in Yosemite National Park.

Wildcat Falls

Wildcat Falls is easy to miss even though it’s beside the Big Oak Flat Road. It’s a waterfall that rarely attracts visitors so you can have it to yourself.

Bridalveil Fall

Bridalveil Fall is a reliable 620ft year-round waterfall across from El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. It rivals Yosemite Falls as the most photographed waterfall

Ribbon Falls

Ribbon Falls was a slender 1612ft almost-free-falling waterfall that also happens to be one of Yosemite National Park’s tallest and easiest to see.