And its glittering effects are even more brilliant this year, thanks to the increased rain and snow in the state.
“The waterfall is bigger than it has been in a long time due to all the rain and snow we have received,” National Park Service spokesman Scott Gediman told CNN.
In fact, Northern California saw this month 228 percent more than its normal rainfall for this time of the year, according to The Washington Post.
Yosemite’s Firefall can only occur only when weather conditions are perfect: The skies have to be clear, there has to be enough rain for the falls to pour over the edge and rays from the setting sun have to hit the water at just the right angle.
The result is a lava-like flow that only lasts for a few minutes.
Below, see photos of this year’s Firefall illuminating Yosemite with its famed golden glow.