Possibly the most famous cliffs in the world, Half Dome and El Capitan are also the signature features of Yosemite Valley. Half Dome towers more than 2,000 feet in height, and El Capitan more than 3,000! El Capitan is more than twice the height of the Empire State Building. In addition to the soaring cliffs, the Valley also has tremendously unique waterfalls that spill over the high cliffs. Yosemite Falls, the tallest and most famous, drops nearly 2,500 feet in multiple sheer, dramatic plunges.
On top of the cliffs and waterfalls, Yosemite also offers a high country wonderland of peaks, alpine lakes, rivers, creeks, meadow and more. The Park offers an incredible diversity of possible experiences and scenery in one place.