Yosemite Valley Waterfalls

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Yosemite Valley Waterfalls are densely packed in the incomparable valley, especially during the Spring thaw. I presume it must have one of the highest concentrations of major waterfalls in the world. Come here in the Spring and you'll be spotting waterfalls left and right. Before you think you've seen them all, down comes another one! Of course, I'll try to highlight some of the more consistent performers in this well-touristed section of the park. A couple of them have made appearances on at least one of our Top 10 Lists such as our Top 10 Waterfalls of the USA List and our Top 10 Waterfalls of the World List.

In addition to world famous waterfalls such as Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Fall, the valley also features the tiered Sentinel Falls, the streaky Royal Arch Cascades, the ephemeral Horsetail Falls (a favorite with photographers), and the towering Ribbon Falls, among others.

Combine the waterfalls with memorable granite features such as El Capitan, Sentinel Rock, the Royal Arches, and Half Dome (which sits conspicuously towards the head of the valley) and it's no wonder why this Yosemite Valley has been referred to as the "Incomparable Valley."

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To get a glimpse of what each waterfall looks like, check out the table below. Click on the waterfalls to read more about them.

Bridalveil Fall and the Leaning Tower viewed from across the Merced River 4.5 Bridalveil Fall

Ribbon Falls viewed from the Southside Drive in front of Bridalveil Fall 3.5 Ribbon Falls

Horsetail Falls: the natural firefall 2 Horsetail Falls

Sentinel Falls viewed from the trailhead of the Four-Mile Trail 2.5 Sentinel Falls

Yosemite Falls viewed from the Four-Mile Trail 4.5 Yosemite Falls

Lehamite Falls 1 Lehamite Falls

Staircase Falls lightly tumbling behind Curry Village 1.5 Staircase Falls

The Royal Arch Cascade tumbling beneath North Dome 1 Royal Arch Cascade

The wispy 'El Capitan Falls' plunging behind the Sunnyside Campground (Camp 4) 1 "El Capitan Falls"

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