|Facilities: The closest food and lodging to Lower Yosemite Fall Trail are located in Curry Village and Yosemite Village. There are 4 campgrounds in the Yosemite Valley area.|
Best Time To Visit: Lower Yosemite Fall Trail is open for use year-round; however, the waterfall is often dry from late July or August through October.
Fees: Fees are charged at the entrance to the park.
Accessibility: Half of the loop is wheelchair accessible.
Rules: Stay on trails: taking shortcuts causes trail erosion--and is both dangerous and illegal. Carry (and drink) plenty of water: a leading cause of injuries on the trail is dehydration. Pets and bicycles are only permitted on bike paths. Horses and mules have the right of way on trails. Pack out what you pack in. Trails are not maintained nor are they regularly patrolled: travel at your own risk. Smoking while traveling on trails is prohibited, though you may smoke while stopped.The following is prohibited within Yosemite National Park: feeding or approaching wildlife, hunting animals, collecting reptiles and butterflies, collecting plants (including pine cones), picking up archeological or historic items such as arrowheads, possession of metal detectors or using them to locate and collect historic objects, driving vehicles into sensitive meadows and off roadways, camping outside of designated campgrounds, and possession of weapons.
Directions: Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous terrain in the Sierra Nevada of California. From the west, the park can be accessed on Highways 120 and 140. From the east, the park can be accessed on Highway 120 only; however, this portion of the highway is closed, generally between October and May, due to snow conditions.To reach Yosemite National Park Visitor Center from Modesto, take Highway 120 out of Oakdale and follow it east for 76.5 miles. Make a slight right onto Big Oak Flat Rd. (Ireland Lake Rd.) and follow it east for 9.6 miles to Highway 140 (Northside Dr.) Turn left onto Highway 140 and travel east for about 7 miles to Yosemite Village.To reach Yosemite National Park Visitor Center from Fresno, travel north on Highway 41 for 92 miles. Turn left onto Highway 140 (Northside Dr.) and follow it for 1 mile to Yosemite Village.To reach Yosemite National Park Visitor Center from Bridgeport, travel south on Highway 395 for 26 miles to Highway 120 (Tioga Pass Rd.) Turn right onto Highway 120 and follow it west for 58.5 miles. Turn left onto Big Oak Flat Rd. (Ireland Lake Rd.) and follow it east for 9.6 miles to Highway 140 (Northside Dr.) Turn left onto Highway 140 and travel east for about 7 miles to Yosemite Village.
Map: Click here for a map to Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Reservations: Lower Yosemite Fall Trail does not accept reservations.