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See Yosemite Falls from The Swinging Bridge Trail in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park

When our family was planning a visit to the Yosemite National Park, we were struggling with finding information about hiking trails that were geared towards younger children. We wanted to see Yosemite Falls from a kid-friendly trail in Yosemite. We didn’t want to have to walk miles with complaining children to see the majestic falls, and we were lucky to have a local recommend seeing Yosemite Falls from The Swinging Bridge Trail.

Driving around Yosemite

Driving to Yosemite Falls

El Capitan Yosemite

Hike to Yosemite Falls

The swinging bridge trail was easy to spot while driving through the Yosemite National Park. There was a small parking lot on the side of the road, and parking was a little bit of a challenge. We had to take our time waiting for a parking spot, but finally, we got a spot. You can’t miss it – just look for the giant bridge along the side of the road.

Entrance to swinging bridge

Hiking along Swinging Bridge Trail

Hiking trail to Yosemite Falls

Swinging Bridge in Yosemite

At the beginning of the trail are nice and clean restrooms. There are also many picnic tables where families had stopped to enjoy eating lunch. The trail begins by walking across the historic swinging bridge. The minute that our family stepped onto the bridge, it started to snow. My kids squealed with excitement over the snow and then our eyes were set on the majestic view of Yosemite Falls.

Majestic El Capitan

Mountains and Trees in Yosemite

Picnic lunch in Yosemite

Reflections on the water in Yosemite

Yosemite Falls

Younger children don’t even have to leave the bridge to get the best view of the falls. My older children walked down by the river and skipped some rocks before we walked along the trail. Snowflakes were collecting in our hair as we soaked in the beauty of the nature that surrounds Yosemite National Park.

Skipping rocks in Yosemite

Snowing on water in Yosemite

Swinging Bridge

Taking a picture on the swinging bridge

Yosemite National Park

Visiting the Swinging Bridge Trail was one of our favorite stops in Yosemite National Park. It is a place that you’ll not want to miss visiting and is excellent for families visiting the park with younger children.

Yosemite Falls in Yosemite

Yosemite Falls reflection on water

Yosemite Falls

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