The Waterfalls and Rainbows Are Out of a Fairytale
Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America (2,425 feet), but it’s not the only one in the park. If you visit in April, May, or June, you’ll see a ribbon of water tumbling down a giant granite peak around practically every corner.
While many falls slow to a trickle by summer, some flow all year, including Bridalveil Fall, Nevada Fall, and Vernal Fall. To get up close to the waterfalls — and rainbows — you can hike the six to eight hour strenuous Yosemite Falls trail. Or, try the moderately-difficult Mist Trail that will take you to Vernal Falls and get your doused in water in the spring when the waterfall is really gushing.