Mother’s Day Waterfalls Walk

Mother’s Day Waterfalls Walk

See Yosemite Valley’s spectacular waterfalls and hidden cascades and experience an unforgettable Mother's Day.
May 12, 2019

Join us for a special Mother’s Day experience in Yosemite: a one-of-a-kind guided tour of seasonal and year-round waterfalls. As you spend a day of casual hiking in western Yosemite Valley, your expert naturalist will introduce you to features such as Ribbon Fall, the park’s tallest single-drop waterfall, and show you the best spots to see rainbows dancing in the always-mesmerizing Bridalveil Fall. You’ll also discover hidden cascades and rivulets that most visitors miss, while learning about the geology, cultural history, climatic conditions and biodiversity that make Yosemite’s waterfalls so special.

Included with your registration:

  • A full-day guided experience in Yosemite; starting at 8 am through about 4 pm.
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Camping included, if needed; limited sites are shared among all the participants (reservation arrives Saturday, May 11, and departs Monday, May 13) at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley. We cannot adjust these dates.

Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the start of the program.

Experience Level: Any. Participants must be physically fit.
Hiking: Moderate. 4–5 miles.
Elevation: 4,000 feet.
Registration Price: $99
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Andrea Canapary

Andrea Canapary

Andrea Canapary is passionate about teaching people of all ages to develop appreciation for the natural world. She spent ten summers in the Adirondack Mountains helping connect youth to wilderness, and has since instructed at numerous environmental education centers across California and Oregon. After being assigned to lead a California Conservation Corps (CCC) backcountry trail crew for five months in the Yosemite high country 20 years ago, Andrea fell in love with the region, settling just outside the park to raise her family. She has now spent more than 18 years teaching classes on both the natural and human history of Yosemite to CCC trail crews, and has enjoyed countless adventures in Yosemite’s front and backcountry. She is excited to guide you on a trip that will leave you with some equally incredible memories!