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6-7 miles


4,000-5,000 feet

Registration Fee


Program Overview: Join us for a one-of-a-kind guided tour of Yosemite Valley’s world-famous waterfalls. On this day hike, you’ll get to enjoy the sights and sounds of springtime in the Valley: Stand in the spray beside Vernal Fall, spot rainbows dancing in Bridalveil Fall, marvel at Yosemite’s tallest waterfall, Ribbon Fall, and catch a glimpse of hidden cascades that you might otherwise miss. As you watch snowmelt spilling down the Valley’s granite walls, your naturalist guide will share insights into what makes the park’s waterfalls so special, from cultural history to geology and biodiversity.

For a preview of Yosemite’s waterfalls, watch the “Yosemite Falls” episode of Yosemite Nature Notes, read about donor-funded restoration work at Bridalveil Fall, and check out our Yosemite Falls webcam.

Know Before You Go
When: Friday, May 13 from 8 am to around 4 pm
Where: Yosemite Valley
Registration includes: Guided day hike, park entry (as needed), and three nights of tent camping at a shared campsite in Yosemite Valley (May 12, 13 and 14). There is no discount if you choose not to use the included gate pass or campsite.
Lodging: Tent camping (included), or upgrade to Curry Village for an additional fee. Camping and lodging dates cannot be adjusted. The upgrade option expires 30 days before the program. Lodging information will be sent immediately after registering.
Experience level: No experience necessary!

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COVID-19: We have implemented special safety measures to keep participants and instructors safe during the ongoing pandemic. Please review our COVID-19 procedures for details.