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Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

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"The Upper Yosemite Falls hike is an incredible hike that I've done multiple times both in summer and winter. Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in the continental US, dropping 2,425 feet to the bottom of the valley from the top. This hike consists of three sections: upper falls, middle cascade, and lower falls. If you're strapped for time, or if the snow pack is too heavy, you could make this hike short and only go to lower falls or middle cascade, but if you have the time I recommend going all the way to Upper Falls where you'll be rewarded with stunning views of Half Dome, Sentinel Dome, and the valley. If you're doing this hike in the winter, I recommend coming prepared with crampons and poles. Even if there isn't snow at the trailhead, there probably will be some as you get closer to middle cascade. This hike is out-and-back and about 8 miles, with 3,000 feet of elevation gain. It starts near the famous Camp 4 and quickly ascends along multiple switchbacks through the trees."
"This is one of the HARDEST hikes we've done. It didn't help that it was 85+ degrees out but this trail is a 6.6-mile out-and-back trail with over 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Once at the top, it offerings incredible views of the Valley. Make sure to bring plenty of water and fuel! "
"Yosemite Upper Falls Trail (6-8 hours)"

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