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Visitors who prefer solitude with their Yosemite waterfalls should check out this cascade that's decidedly off the tourist circuit. The water in Foresta Falls descends a total of about 200 feet, but the part that's most accessible and safe to reach is the still-impressive 60 foot cascade that flows in a wide spray across rocky ledges. A picturesque bridge bisects the falls adding rustic interest to photos taken here. The best time to visit is during the spring runoff or after a large rainstorm. Despite its proximity to the Valley, you're likely to have this area to yourself since it is such a little-known spot.

Short Hike: From the private town of Forest, take the Foresta Falls Trail on an old dirt road about 0.8 miles to the falls.

Family Friendly: This is a short, gentle trail on an old roadbed which makes the walking easy on the little ones.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Nov 9, 2017
Carole Campbell
Jul 8, 2017
Bahadar Srichawla
Nov 6, 2016
David Hitchcock
Hiked out and back. Saw about 15 people, one group of 10 were bird watchers. Bridge damaged by fire, but good to walk on.

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