When is Yosemite’s Firefall in 2024?
The event takes place mid- to late February, around 5 to 15 minutes before the sun sets. According to the National Park Service, Yosemite’s Firefall is predicted to emerge between the 10-25 February in 2024. Landscape photographer Aaron Meyers has forecast the optimum times for viewing the spectacle between 5.28pm and 5.42pm, varying in prime time and length of time on different dates.
The dazzling light display is not guaranteed, however. Conditions must be exactly right, with a clear evening sky and the waterfall flowing from recently melted snow or rain.
Do I need a reservation?
In 2024, reservations are required on certain dates to avoid traffic congestion, parking issues and also to protect the natural and cultural resources at the National Park, even if not wanting to visit Horsetail Fall. Reservations dates are 10–11, 17–19, and 24–25 February. It is recommended for visitors to arrive late morning to early afternoon, to allow several hours to
How to get to Yosemite’s Firefall
Visitors are advised to park in the Yosemite Falls Parking area, or if full, head to Yosemite Village or Curry Village and hop on a shuttle service. Once arrived, head to El Capitan Picnic Area for your chance to glimpse the glowing wonder.
For more information, head to the Yosemite National Park’s official website