Foresta Falls Trail Satellite View

Hike Distance:  2 miles (3.2 km) round trip
Trailhead Elevation:  4,300 feet (1,300 meters)
Total Elevation Change:  200 feet (60 meters)

The crisscrossing lines at the top of the window are the streets of Foresta, one of Yosemite's three enclaves of private property. Even though there's a small community right at the trailhead (marked by the giant green hikers), it's not a crowded trail.

The trail itself is actually the old Foresta Road, which is smooth and wide and easily walkable. Crane Creek runs roughly parallel to the trail, just to the east; you should be able to make out the streambed in the satellite image. You can venture offroad to see various cascades en route to the falls, though you're likely to find this more trouble than it's worth compared to the ease of access to the falls themselves - the trail crosses a bridge directly below them.

The Foresta area isn't far from Yosemite Valley. If you take the road from the valley to Crane Flat, you'll find the Foresta turnoff less than four miles away, and the Foresta Fall trailhead itself is just over two miles down the Foresta Road.