- Royal Arch Cascade is one of the easier waterfalls to view in Yosemite National Park
- The waterfall is located within walking distance of the Ahwahnee Hotel
- The 950-foot waterfall can be photographed at the same time as the Royal Arches
- No difficult hike required to see the Royal Arch Cascade
The location of the Royal Arch Cascade in Yosemite is ideal for those who aren’t able to really hike rough trails but want to see a marvelous waterfall at the same time as viewing some of the other spectacular sights within the park.
Location & Information
The Royal Arch Cascade is within walking distance of the Ahwahnee Hotel, but you can reach it by car by driving past Curry Village on Southside Drive. You’ll find a turnout along the south side of the meadow.
Yosemite National Park is open all year, but the Royal Arch Cascade is usually dry by June, so to see it you must come during the winter or early in the spring.
Yosemite National Park
PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Taking some photos of the Royal Arch Cascade can include other famous sights in the same shot, like the Royal Arches, North Dome and the Washington Column. The best place may be from Stoneman Meadow that is accessed from signpost V23 in Curry Village.
This lovely waterfall lies opposite Glacier Point and immediately adjacent to the Royal Arches, which is where it gets its name.