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Hiking trail · Val di Sole, Pejo e Rabbi User
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e.g. Strenuous hike with breathtaking views over the Yosemite Valley, part of the oldest national park in the United States

472.2 km
161:38 h
23335 m
23520 m

e.g. Yosemite National Park is shaped by impressingly rough granite rocks, high waterfalls, swift streams and an abundant vegetation. This route leads to the top of the Upper Yosemite Fall, one of the highest waterfalls in the world. Of course this means a strenuous climb, but the path is broad and well signposted.

Author’s recommendation

e.g. Take your time to climb down to the small platform beneath the plateau and enjoy the great view directly next to the waterfall.

Highest point
3896 m
Lowest point
199 m

Safety information

e.g. There is no stop for snacks and drinks on the route. Therefore you have to take enough water and provisions with you.

Tips, hints and links

e.g. Yosemite Valley is quite crowded from June to September. As soon as you leave the famous viewpoints, however, you'll also leave most people behind you.

Turn-by-turn directions

e.g. From the trailhead follow the steep path leading to Colombia Rock overlook. The trail then climbs through light forest and around steep rocks. As the terrain flattens out, you cross a little stream and climb the last meters to a scenic plateau.


Wildlife refuge Stretg: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

e.g. A free shuttle bus takes you around Yosemite Valley between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Exit at stop Nº7 “Camp 4 / Yosemite Falls Parking“.

Getting there

e.g. Follow the California State Route 120 (from Moccasin or Lee Vining) or 140 (from Mariposa) to Yosemite Valley, continue on the access road to Camp 4.


Information on the location, size and costs of the car park

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

e.g. M. Grosberg, J. Bremner: Lonely Planet – Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks – ISBN-10: 1786575957

Author’s map recommendations

e.g. National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map (Book 206) – Yosemite National Park 1:80,000 and 1:40,000 – ISBN-10: 1566952999

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e.g. Hiking daypack with rain cover, comfortable and sturdy footwear, durable outdoor clothing, telescope sticks, sun and rain protection, snacks and drinking water

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23520 m


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