California’s best-known cataract is 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls, a voice-drowning, three-stage gusher that roars like a highway during snow-melt season. And yes, your leashed dog is welcome to enjoy views that will put a smile on your face, a crick in your neck and a wag in Ollie’s tail.
The half-mile, paved path to Lower Yosemite Fall is dog-friendly, as are other paved pathways and most developed areas in Yosemite National Park. You’ll have to enjoy other waterfalls in the magnificent valley from a distance, but don’t let restrictions concerning pets keep you kenneled. Spring, before the summer hordes arrive, is a great time to enjoy this national treasure, no matter what the vantage point.
Photo Credit: Charlie Kelly