Little Nellie Falls Trail
Little Nellie Falls Trail is an exciting adventure in Yosemite that delivers awe-inspiring views of Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada’s granite peaks as you wander to the cascades. Once you arrive at the charming falls you can rejuvenate your tired feet in the chilly waters.
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Route Description for Little Nellie Falls Trail
Hiking the Little Nellie Falls Trail is a more secluded, tranquil experience in Yosemite National Park. Wander along a dirt road shared with off-roading vehicles and mountain bikers to the charming waterfalls that cascade from down from Little Crane Creek. As you hike, be sure to keep an ear out for passers-by and don’t get too distracted by the breathtaking scenery. Note: the terrain is mostly exposed, so wear sun protection to avoid the effects of over-exposure! The National Park charges an entrance fee, check out the NPS website for a pricing guide and more information.
Embark on your adventure along the Little Nellie Falls Trail from the intersection of the Old Yosemite Coulterville Road and Muir Way. From here, take the leftmost Old Yosemite Coulterville Road. This route will guide you northwest along the dirt road lined with mixed forests and open meadowlands. From the exposed sections of the path, you will be granted wonderful views of Yosemite Valley in the east, including distant views of the Half Dome. The route will gradually climb before descending into the falls.
Enjoy the sights of the charming cascades and rejuvenate your tired feet in the chilly waters. When you are ready to return, simply retrace your footing along the route back to the ‘trailhead’ where your vehicle is parked.
Getting to the Little Nellie Falls Trail Trailhead
Little Nellie Falls Hike departs from the Old Yosemite Coulterville Road “trailhead” at the end of Muir Way.
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