Staircase Falls Wyoming

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Staircase Falls

Staircase Falls tumbles down the cliffs below Glacier Point, falling 1,300 feet but no more than a foot across, and offering a lovely view of one of Yosemite’s smaller waterfalls. Read More

  • Staircase Falls tumbles down the cliffs below Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
  • Walk across the boardwalk at Stoneman Meadow to get the best view
  • Take some vacation photos of the falls
  • March and April are the best times to visit to see it at its peak


Staircase Falls California is a lovely series of waterfalls on Gossamer Creek within Yosemite National Park. Flowing mostly after rainfall, it dries up easily and thus can be hard to be there at the right time to view it.

Location & Information

To get to Staircase Falls Yosemite simply park at the parking lot on the south side of the meadow across from the Royal Arch Cascade just past Curry Village. If you walk on the boardwalk across Stoneman Meadow, you can get the best view.

This waterfall seems to flow well from early March to late April but can dry up by May.

Contact Information:
Yosemite National Park
Public Information Office
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389
209-372-0200 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)


  • Photography
    Staircase Falls Yosemite National Park is a great subject for some scenic vacation shots. Ensure you get a good view of the waterfall with an interesting composition, which you can get from your vantage point beside the meadow.

Fun Facts

Yosemite Staircase Falls got its name from the way its cascade moves from granite ledge to granite ledge, like a series of steps.