Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

Upper Yosemite Falls Trail


10 Years Experience

Specialized in Camping & Trekking

10.6 Kilometer Out and Back

Poway, California

4 hours and 20 minutes

April and October

Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon Trail

Take this 10.6-kilometer out-and-back trail near Yosemite Valley, California. It is generally regarded as a difficult route, and it takes an average of 5 h 21 min to finish. This is a popular backpacking, camping, and hiking region, so you'll almost certainly run into other people while exploring. This trail is best visited between April and October. Dogs are not permitted on this trail, so leave them at home.

Yosemite National Park has an entrance fee. Fees are assessed per car or motorcycle. The price is per person if you enter on foot, horseback, or bicycle. An America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass is also available.

Enjoy the breathtaking views from the top of Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in the continental United States. Yosemite Falls, which drops 2,425 feet from the top of the valley, is one of the most popular attractions in Yosemite National Park. The falls are divided into three sections: the upper falls, the middle cascade, and the bottom falls. While most visitors only make the short walk to lower falls, upper falls is well worth a visit for the panoramic vistas of Yosemite Valley and the chance to witness this beautiful waterfall up close.

The Yosemite Falls Trail is roughly 4 miles one way, with an elevation increase of around 3,000 feet. You'll begin at the famed Camp 4 and work your way up.

rising through the forest by switchbacks. Look to your left at the craggy cliffs of Eagle Peak. This is a popular rock climbing wall where eagles can be found. The Lower Gate provides an excellent photo opportunity of the falls with views of Half Dome in the backdrop.

Once at the top of the valley, you can visit Yosemite Fall Overlook, a small platform near the mouth of Upper Yosemite Falls Trail, to experience the breathtaking views from above. The views of the valley from here are simply breathtaking. Those who have the energy can go to Yosemite Point for some spectacular views of North Dome and the rest of the valley.

This is one of the several backpacking trails in Yosemite. While some can be done in a single day, a permission is necessary for multi-day trips. Permits can be reserved up to 24 weeks in advance and up to 4 days in advance.

Sixty percent of reservations are available 24 weeks in advance, with the remainder accessible two weeks in advance and up to four days before your hike. Each confirmed reservation costs $5 + an additional $5 per person. This fee is not refundable nor transferable.

If you are given a permit, you must pay the charge within 48 hours of receiving your email confirmation. Permits must be obtained in the park at one of the following locations:

All food must be stored in bear boxes while on overnight journeys. Backpackers can stay at the Backpackers Campground the night before they leave or the night they return. There are 5 Backpackers Campgrounds to choose from.