Hike the Columbia Rock Trail

Rate this Adventure Yosemite Yosemite Falls/Columbia Rock Trailhead

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Short and steep hike takes you partway up to Upper Yosemite Falls and offers breathtaking views of the falls itself and the valley below.

 The Columbia Rock Trail can be accessed from Camp 4--it is the same as the Upper Yosemite Falls Trail. It entails a lot of switchbacks, so be prepared to climb! It's short and steep, offering breathtaking views at the top. 

Photos: Daniel Parks, David Prasad, Jerry Briix

Pack List

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Sun protection
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Layers
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1.4 Miles

Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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