Yosemite is a place where everything is bigger. The cliffs, trees, and waterfalls in Yosemite National Park all possess an overwhelming size and height.
Yosemite has some of the most recognizable landscapes on the planet. El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridal Veil Falls are all packed into this one Park. All three of these wonders can be seen from Tunnel View, which is a photographer's dream. Tunnel View is the perfect spot during sunset when the Yosemite Valley is lit up with a beautiful golden light shining on El Capitan and Bridal Veil Falls.
A great hike to do that is only about 3 miles round trip is the trail up to Vernal Falls. The hike has a moderate to strenuous difficulty, because there are spots with some rather steep inclines and a significant number of stairs. At the end of the trail you will be rewarded with an amazing 240 foot, free-falling waterfall. In the afternoon on a sunny day, the mist from the falls creates a magnificent rainbow at the base of the waterfall. If you continue on this hike, it eventually leads to the top of Half Dome. This is a day hike to the top, so start early in the morning.
The waterfalls in Yosemite, flow best in the spring when there is the most snow melt. In the late summer and fall, some of the waterfalls may be just barely trickling. So if you are interested in seeing the waterfalls of Yosemite when they are flowing the most, then a trip in the spring or early summer would be the best time of year.
Yosemite National Park is a photographer's paradise with incredible waterfalls and towering cliffs.
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