There are so many gorgeous attractions in Yosemite National Park. With 95 percent of the World Heritage Listed park area designated as wilderness, it’s obvious Mother Nature has had a major hand in painting this picture. Whether you want to hike, take photographs or merely gaze on the beauty of our world, the attractions in Yosemite National Park are waiting.
1. The Waterfalls
Some of the most memorable attractions in Yosemite are the waterfalls. Fed by snowmelt, the amount of water present can vary depending on the time of year-May and June will have the highest water volume, while by August some falls are reduced to mere trickles. The crown jewel is Yosemite Falls, the 5th highest waterfall in the world at 2,425 feet. Bridalveil Falls is the most prominent waterfall on entering Yosemite Valley, and the Vernal and Nevada Falls are stair steps as the river falls toward the valley floor. Other notable falls are the Horsetail Falls, Ribbon Falls, and Illilouette Falls.