Hiking Upper Yosemite Falls
Good sun exposure makes this hike a good option for hiking in the fall and winter. When you take the Yosemite Fall Hike, you want to be a visitor, not become a statistic, so plan carefully. Each summer there are numerous first aid response calls to this trail related to dehydration. Do not fail to bring enough drinking water with you for this hike. It is recommended to have at the least 3-4 liters of water per person available when the summer temperatures peak. Approaching the trail pre-dawn is highly recommenced, doing the ascent during mid-day with minimal tree coverage from the sun is unnecessarily difficult. Leaving at 6 a.m. would get you to the top during the cool morning temperatures and with less foot traffic to maneuver around.
When you’re ready to hit the trail for the better part of a day, it’s hard to beat the 7.6-mile (round-trip) Upper Yosemite Fall hike for top-notch views of breathtaking scenery, challenging climbs and memories to last a lifetime.
And, once you’ve conquered the Upper Yosemite Fall hike, be sure to check out the easy, one-mile Lower Yosemite Falls trail, which is perfect for pets and families with young children.