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425 feet 739 m from the top of the upper fall to the base of the lower fall430foot 440 m plunge placing it among the twenty highest waterfalls in the worldCaliforniaCalifornia WaterfallClientsFSI StockLandformsLandscapeLocated in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of CaliforniaLower Yosemite Fall is the final 320foot 98 m drop adjacent to an accessible viewing areaMiddle Cascades is between the two obvious main plunges there are a series of five smaller plunges collectively referred to as the Middle Cascades. Middle Cascades accounts for a total drop of 675 feet 206 m that is more than twice the height of the Lower FallMountain rangeMountainsNational ParksNatureNorth AmericaSeasonsSierra Nevada rangeThe Ahwahneechee people called the waterfall Cholock the fall and believed that the plunge pool at its base was inhabited by the spirits of several witches called the PolotiUSAUnited States of AmericaUpper Yosemite Fall has a 1Upper Yosemite Fall is formed by the swift waters of Yosemite Creek that meanders through Eagle Creek MeadowWDP WPWDP Location ImageWDP LocationsWaterfallWestern HemisphereWinterYosemite Creek emerges from the base of the Lower Fall and flows into the Merced River nearbyYosemite fallsYosemite Falls RainbowYosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in Yosemite National ParkYosemite NP California 37.83°N 119.50°WYosemite Valleydropping a total of 2the main village of the Ahwahneechee native people of Yosemite Valley was located at the base of the fallsthe plunge pool at the base of the Lower Fall is surrounded by dangerous jumbles of talus made even more treacherous by the high humidityWDP© 2017 Rick Waller