- Hiking Yosemite Fall Trail in Spring
- Click Here for Part One!
- At the Waterfall’s Top
- Strolling around the Valley
- Yosemite Visitor Center & Lower Waterfall Trail
- Driving Out
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Hiking Yosemite Fall Trail in Spring
At the Waterfall’s Top
In part one of Hiking Yosemite Fall Trail in Spring we passed the Yosemite Fall’s middle section. Here we continued upward and eventually reached the plateau of the fall.
Clear trail sign but not obvious trails.
Here we saw more snow still lying on the ground. The fall was just 0.2 miles ahead!
Due to all the snow covering, it took me and other hikers a while to find the right path toward the waterfall.
Finally we reached the edge of the plateau, with great valley view from top!
Near the left side of the plateau was a path along the cliff that led to an even closer point to the fall.
Upper part of the fall. Just like a regular river.
The path was literally along the cliff.
That rock looked like a nose.
The top waterfall.
Having enough of the valley view, I decided to venture a bit further upstream of the fall’s river.
There was a small bridge crossing.
This was the waterfall’s river.
Unfortunately the trail further up was entirely covered by snow. Without bringing the right equipment I slipped several times, and I decided to turn back for safety.
The still snow-covering hill makes the trail hard to find and walk on it.
Time to descend back to the valley!
Beautiful V-shaped opening.
Hello again Half Dome!
Descending down on the Yosemite Fall Trail was tricky, as the water-covered rocks were very slippery.
Strolling around the Valley
After getting down back to the valley, I decided to walk around and see the valley’s other parts.
Great grass meadow in the valley’s middle.
The part of river here was calm and quiet.
Waterfall and the river.
Another cool waterfall.
Originally I wanted to hike another trail toward Glacier Point, but I had spent so much time at the waterfall and so didn’t have enough time (plus the trail was opened only to the mid point due to snow).
The other trail I wanted to do.
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center built by Sierra Club
Going toward the Half Dome from below.
The stair-like waterfall was really cool!
Twin waterfall and the river.
There was also a post office in the valley.
Yosemite Visitor Center & Lower Waterfall Trail
Lastly I took a short visit to the visitor center and the lower waterfall trail, completing my day in Yosemite Valley.
Yosemite Valley model. Can you find the waterfall?
Lower section of Yosemite Fall. You would get wet here without wearing a jacket!
Still pack of snow next to the waterfall.
As I began leaving Yosemite Valley, I stopped by for some last few great views at the valley’s outskirt.