Breathtaking waterfalls, high rock walls and an enchanting wilderness have made Yosemite Park famous. The uniqueness of this wonderful rock landscape was recognized many years ago, thus this Californian national park is the second oldest nature reserve in the United States.
At Yosemite Falls, the steep rocks tower up more than 700 metres and it is the park’s highest and also most impressive waterfall. The surrounding forests are also attractive but the most famous sight in this region are the 9 waterfalls of Yosemite Valley.
Up until the beginning of the great Californian Gold Rush, around the middle of the 19th century, this unique mountain landscape was mostly untouched and those in search of gold headed for Merced River.
Not far from the 2,700 metre high Half Dome, one of the most well known landmarks in the park, there are even more wonderful waterfalls. The beautiful rainbows that extend through the delicate mist of falling water add even more splendor to the dreamlike scenery.
The beauty of the wilderness, waterfalls, rivers, forests and rock walls of today’s Yosemite National Park have combined to create a perfect work of natural art.