If you can't wait until spring to see
Two days of rain have pumped up the park's landmark falls, creating conditions more typical of spring than late fall.
"To see Yosemite Falls coming to life this morning is truly exhilarating," park Supt. Don Neubacher said in a statement released Wednesday.
Yosemite, Bridalveil and Cascade falls are all flowing "at full force," the park says.
The National Weather Service reports that Yosemite Valley received 1.25 inches of rain in a 48-hour period as of Wednesday morning. More rain is predicted, and it is expected to taper off Friday.
Roads into Yosemite Valley from the southern entrance are clear and open: Highways 140, 120 and 41. But Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road have closed because of snow. Check road conditions at the park's website.
Typically Yosemite's waterfalls are best in April and May when they're fed by seasonal snowmelt and runoff.