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Best Waterfalls In California

Waterfalls are one of my favorite things. I seek out long shaded trails along creeks and rivers in search of waterfalls of all sizes. There’s just something magical and soothing about being in their presence. You can find lots of mini falls flowing through local creeks, but here is a list of all the best waterfalls in California that are definitely worth visiting.

*Note: Many California waterfalls are active so long as there has been reasonable rainfall. Keep in mind that in times of drought, some of these may run dry, and others may only be seasonal.

Best Waterfalls In California

Waterfalls in Orange County Area

If you’re looking for waterfall hiking experience, check out these OC area waterfalls, where you can journey on foot to get an up-close view.

Black Star Canyon Falls

Black Star Canyon: 13333 Black Star Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA 92676

Black Star Canyon Falls is a watershed of the Santa Ana River. While it is usually flowing, it can be very minimal during dry seasons. During rainy years, the 65-foot waterfall can be quite a sight. To access the falls, you’ll need to take a nearly 7-mile hiking trail out and back that includes river crossings and rock scrambles.

Chiquito Falls/San Juan Creek

Access trailhead near Ortega Oaks Candy Store: 34950 Ortega Hwy, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Adventure Pass Required for parking
Dogs permitted on leash

Park across the street from the candy store with an adventure pass displayed ($5). To get to the falls, you’ll have to take a moderately challenging out and back hike that clocks in at around 9 miles with a few water crossings. This waterfall flows best fall through spring and much of the trail is full sun.

Dana Point Seasonal Waterfall

24413-24469 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629

You can park along the street and walk right up to this seasonal waterfall in Dana Point that only flows after heavy rains. It is a man-made waterfall that is fed by a concrete pipe that redirects water under PCH and over a cliffside into the harbor.

Falls Canyon Falls

Trabuco Creek Road Near Trabuco Canyon and Rancho Santa Margarita
Adventure Pass Required

They sometimes call this one “Hidden Falls” for good reason. There is no obvious parking lot, and the trailhead is unmarked. To access this 40-foot waterfall, you’ll use a turnout a little over a half mile from the white Cleveland National Forest gate on Trabuco Creek Road. The trail is near the beginning of the turnout and heads down across Trabuco Creek. To see the falls, you’ll only need to hike about 1.2 miles round trip. Holy Jim falls (below) is just up the road.

Holy Jim Falls

Trabuco Creek Road in Trabuco Canyon
Adventure Pass Required for Parking
Dogs permitted on leash

This 15-foot waterfall is a popular destination that requires an easy 4 mile out and back hike. Keep in mind that it is a rough dirt road to get to the trailhead and can be difficult to navigate for some vehicles and during wet/rainy conditions, they can close the road without notice. While the trail is moderately easy, water crossings may be necessary, and the trail follows the water most of the way.

Holy Jim Falls Trabuco Canyon
Holy Jim Falls

Ortega Falls

Located off Highway 74 in Lake Elsinore
Adventure Pass Required For Parking

There is a dirt turnout along Highway 74 (Google Maps will take you right to the parking turnout). The falls are easy to access requiring less than a quarter mile hike out and back. While short, you will have to do a little bit of rock scrambling to get to the 25-30 foot waterfall.

Tenaja Falls

Forest Rte 7S02, Murrieta, CA 92562
Adventure Pass Required for Parking

To access the falls, you’ll need a vehicle with good clearance to navigate the 5-mile single lane road that is not well maintained. The hike itself is an easy 2-mile out and back hike. The three-tiered waterfall is about 150 feet in total with a beautiful pool at the base of the falls. Trail details: When you turn onto Cleveland National Forest Road, you will see a signboard for Tenaja Trailhead – if you start here, you’ll be doing a 14-mile hike. Keep going for 5 miles, past the Fishcamp trailhead where you’ll eventually find a dirt lot for parking.

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Los Angeles County Area Waterfalls

Big Falls

41570 Falls Rd, Forest Falls, CA 92339
Adventure pass required for parking
Dogs permitted on leash

This is an easy hike at just under a mile with minimal elevation gain. You’ll be rewarded with a 150-foot waterfall. The trail is lovely but there is sometimes graffiti in the area.

Bonita Falls

Near Bonita Falls Campground: 900 S Fork Rd, Lytle Creek, CA 92358
Adventure Pass required for parking
Dogs permitted on leash

This 100 foot falls was one of Southern California’s favorites but it is often covered with graffiti and the terrain is a rocky unmaintained trail to access. The trail itself is short, at only 1.5 miles out and back.

Cooper Canyon Falls

Near Buckhorn Campground off Highway 2, Angeles Crest Highway
Adventure Pass required for parking
On-leash dogs permitted

Parts of this 6.2 mile loop hike can be challenging so be prepared. The payoff is a decent sized waterfall the runs year-round. You can turn it into a 3-mile out and back if you park at the trailhead within Buckhorn Campground and take the Burkhart Trail. There is another nearby waterfall, Buck Horn Falls, that can also be accessed from the Burkhart Trail, but it is more difficult to get to.

Eaton Canyon Falls

1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
Free parking
Dogs permitted on leash

This 40-foot waterfall is sometimes just a trickle but it can be more exciting during wet seasons with a pretty pool at the base of the falls. The downside to this one is that it is highly popular, often very overcrowded, and there is often trash and graffiti on the trail. But if you can go at off-peak times and you are in the area, it’s worth a visit. The out and back hike is about 4 miles round trip.

Escondido Falls

Edward Albert Escondido Canyon Trail, Malibu, CA
Parking at corner lot on PCH and Winding Road
Dogs permitted on leash

An easy 4 mile round trip hike takes you to a three tiered 150-foot waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu. The first portion of the hike is along a paved road past the Malibu Hills mansions, but once you reach the trailhead, you’ll enjoy plenty of shade and some small river crossings. The hike to the first tier is easy. Use caution venturing beyond to the second and third tiers as there are narrow ledges, with slippery and rocky areas, but the third and final tier is the largest and most beautiful section of the falls.

Etiwanda Falls

Etiwanda Nature Preserve
Street Parking on Etiwanda Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga
No Dogs Allowed

A 15-foot falls in Angeles National Forest that requires a 3.5 mile out and back hike. There is minimal shade and it is uphill on the way there. The falls is not as big as some, but there is a nice shady spot to sit at the top of the falls.

Heart Rock Falls

250 CA-138, Crestline, CA 92325
No parking fees required
Dogs permitted on leash

Just a short and easy 1.3 mile loop hike (shorter if you just go out and back) takes you to the Seely Creek Heart Rock Falls. Here you’ll see a 20 foot waterfall with a heart shaped hole in a rock, making it a popular destination to visit. A creek crossing is required.

Hermit Falls – Chantry Flat Area, Currently Closed

Josephine Creek Falls

This one is a 180 foot waterfall that plunges from Josephine Peak into Big Tujunga Creek. It is a reasonable hike, but there are no official trails. If you’re set on venturing out, see this post.

Millard Falls

4041 Chaney Trail, Altadena, CA 91001
Adventure Pass Required for parking
Dogs permitted on leash

This is a 30-foot waterfall that only requires and easy out and back hike that clocks in at 1.25 miles round trip. There is a nice pool at the base of the falls that is good for wading. There is a campground here and it is a popular hike in general so expect to see others on the trail and at the falls. There is a nice stream with some water crossings, an abandoned mine nearby, and lush scenery.

Placerita Creek Falls (Los Pinetos Waterfall)

Placerita Canyon State Park: 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, CA 91321
Free parking
Dogs permitted on leash

This is a lovely, shaded hike in Placerita Canyon with the trailhead near the nature center with restrooms available. The seasonal waterfall flows best after rainy seasons. The hike is 4.7 miles out and back but is relatively easy with not too much elevation gain. Be prepared for some water crossings during times of heavy precipitation.

San Antonio Falls

993 Falls Road, Mt Baldy, CA 91759
Adventure pass required for parking
Dogs permitted on leash

This 75-foot waterfall carries snowmelt off of Mt Baldy. It is best viewed in late winter and early spring. The hike to view the falls is less than a mile and a half round trip. There is a paved road and a dirt path leading to the falls making it relatively easy access.

Soldier Creek Falls/Lewis Falls

Soldier Creek, Azusa, CA 91702
Parking is alongside the road, and an Adventure Pass is required
Dogs permitted on leash

Lewis Falls at Soldier Creek is a lovely waterfall in a shaded canyon that doesn’t get as much foot traffic as others. The hike is an easy 1.1 miles out and back with little elevation change. Look for the trail off the side of the road between two boulders. During times of heavy precipitation, there may be water crossings.

Solstice Canyon Falls

Gated entrance located on Corral Canyon Road in Malibu
3998 Solstice Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
Dogs permitted on leash

Solstice Canyon Falls is a 20-foot waterfall in Malibu’s Santa Monica Mountains. The hike is a short 2-3 miles and is relatively easy. In addition to lush, shaded surroundings, following the stream, you’ll pass the ruins of the Keller House and the ruins of the Roberts Home. Enjoy the falls for a bit and head back the way you came along the Solstice Canyon Trail, or if you want views, head back uphill via the Rising Sun Trail.

Sturtevant Falls – Chantry Flat Area – Currently Closed

Switzer Falls

701 Angeles Crest Highway
Adventure Pass required for parking
Dogs permitted on leash

A 50-foot waterfall with pools at the base of the falls with plenty of rocks and logs to rest on while you enjoy the view. The hike is just under 4 miles round trip and is relatively easy. It is a popular destination so you’ll likely run into other hikers. You’ll follow the stream for most of the hike, and there are a few creek crossings if the water levels are high.

Trail Canyon Falls

19600 North Trail Canyon Road, Tujunga, CA 91042
Adventure Pass required for parking
Dogs permitted on leash

Trail Canyon Falls is a nice, tall 40-foot waterfall with a shallow pool at the base. Definitely a pretty sight, with greenery growing from the rocks surrounding the falls. The hike is just over 4.5 miles round trip, out and back and is rated as moderate. There are a few challenging areas and some creek crossings.


San Diego County Waterfalls

Cedar Creek Falls

15519 Thornbush Rd, Ramona, CA 92065
Permit Required To Hike
Adventure Pass Required to Park

This used to be a party spot, but a permit system was implemented. Now, you’ll have to get permitted to take the 5.6 mile challenging trail to see this 90 foot waterfall with a deep lovely pool for swimming. The trail is full sun and gets very hot. There are several stream crossings when water is high.

Three Sisters Falls

Located south of the town of Julian: Boulder Creek Rd, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070- Google Maps will recognize “three sisters falls trailhead”
Adventure Pass Required for parking
Dogs permitted on leash (but not recommended for this hike for safety reasons)

This is a challenging hike that clocks in at about 4.4 miles to reach a 150 foot tiered waterfall. It is a full sun hike that gets hot in warmer months, so be prepared with plenty of water and sun protection. There are steep sections of trail but ropes have been installed to help hikers navigate, and the terrain is rocky with some narrow sections. The payoff is a beautiful flowing river and falls with multiple sections that are stunning to view. Plus, at the base of these falls there are lovely swimming holes to take a dip and cool off before you head back the way you came.


Other Waterfalls

Alamere Falls

Point Reyes National Seashore, Philip Burton Wilderness Area, Wildcat Beach
National Park entrance fees may apply
No dogs permitted

A 40-foot waterfall that plunges over a cliff right onto the sandy beach. The only way to access Alamere Falls is via a challenging 13-mile out and back hike starting at the Palomarin Trailhead to Wildcat Campground and on to the falls. You can also start at the Bear Valley Information Center, but that hike is also 13 to 15 miles round trip.

Berry Creek Falls (+ Silver Falls and Golden Cascade Falls) – Currently Closed Due To Fire Damage

Big Basin Redwoods State Park – 21600 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
State Park Fees Required To Park
No dogs permitted

This is one of my personal favorites that I’ve done a number of times. Currently closed due to fire damage, but this 10+ mile hike takes you to some of the most magical waterfall views in California. The hike is challenging with over 2000 feet of elevation gain – and it is long. But, pre-fire, the majority of the hike is shaded as you stroll through lush redwood forests with streams trickling throughout. You’ll pass several falls, but Berry Creek is the largest, coming in at around 75 feet. It is especially magical during times of heavy precipitation.

Burney Falls

McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park
24898 Highway 89, Burney, CA 96013
State Park fees required for parking
No dogs allowed on trails

President Teddy Roosevelt called Burney Falls one of the wonders of the world when he visited, and the park often fills to capacity from April through October. The 129-foot falls is one of the most beautiful in the state. Even better, getting to the falls only requires an easy one mile out and back hike.

Cascade Falls

Emerald Bay State Park, West Shore of Lake Tahoe
Trail is off Highway 89 across from Inspiration Point (Bayview Trailhead)
Fees may be required for parking
On leash dogs permitted

This 100-foot waterfall is best viewed in spring and early summer when they are fed by local snow melt. There is room at the top of the falls for relaxing and enjoying the view, and there are pools for wading and soaking. This is one of the busiest trails in the park so you’ll likely have company on the trail. To get to the falls, you’ll need to take a moderate hike of about 1.5 miles total out and back.

Cataract Falls

Near Mount Tamalpais at Bolinas-Fairfax Road in Marin County
Mount Tamalpais Watershed parking fees required
Dogs permitted on leash

A collection of small but lovely waterfalls cascading along the trailside Cataract Creek. While the falls themselves are not outstanding in size, this is a very popular and scenic trail with spots along the way to soak your feet near the falls or relax along side the river and take in the view. Plenty of shade on this moderate 2.8 mile out and back hike.

Crystal Creek Falls

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Crystal Creek Road, French Gulch, CA 96033
National Park entrance fees required
Dogs permitted on leash

Crystal Creek Falls is one of the few waterfalls in California that is ADA accessible. There is a short paved, easy path directly to a waterfall viewing area to enjoy this 30 foot cascading falls. For those who want to venture farther, you can take a dirt trail down to get closer to the base of the falls.

Darwin Falls

Near Panamint Springs in Death Valley National Park
Access via unmarked gravel road near CA-190 about 2.5 miles from turnoff
National Park Entrance fees required
Dogs not permitted

Darwin Falls is one of Death Valleys few waterfalls. It is an 18-foot year round spring fed falls, and no water flows beyond the canyon mouth, creating a lovely desert oasis. The falls can be accessed via 2-mile moderate hike on an unofficial and unmarked trail. This one is more difficult to get to – and the water here is a source of drinking water for nearby Panamint Springs Resort, so entering the water is not permitted.

Eagle Falls

Emerald Bay State Park
138 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Wilderness Permit Required
Dogs permitted on leash

Take a moderately challenging hike to this 45-foot waterfall near Lake Tahoe. You may be tempted to stop and turn back at the falls, but take the bridge that crosses over it and continue on to Eagle Lake in the Desolation Wilderness area. Eagle Lake offers stunning views of picturesque scenery.

Faery Falls

Ney Springs Road, Mt Shasta, CA 96067
Dogs permitted

A lovely 50-foot waterfall that requires a moderate 1.5 mile out and back hike through shady forests with remains of an old springs resort. The falls flows into a shallow pool and is surrounded by lush scenery. Getting to the trail is the hardest part, and is located on Ney Springs Road. The last .4 miles may require 4WD.

Fall Creek Unit

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
1561 Felton Empire Road, Felton, CA 95018
State Park fees required for parking
No dogs permitted here

There are no large waterfalls here, but when the water is flowing through this lush section of Henry Cowell State Park, there are many small cascading falls, and some areas where water flows from the roots of trees perched on the banks of the creek. This is one of my favorite spots, and you can make your hike as short or as long as you’d like. The main trail here keeps you along the creek the majority of the time.

Fall Creek Unit Waterfall

Glen Alpine Falls

1580 Glen Alpine Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Wilderness permit required
Dogs permitted on leash

There are two sections of falls here. one section is a 65 foot cascade and the other is approximately 30 feet. The largest section, is viewable from the roadside but there are several trailheads here to explore.

Grizzly Falls

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
Grizzly Falls Picnic Area, Cedar Grove, CA
National Park entrance fees required
Dogs Not Permitted beyond the picnic area

The best time to see this 80-foot waterfall is in early spring and is located just 4.6 miles from the Cedar Grove Visitor Center. To get to the falls, it is a short and easy .1 mile hike from the picnic area. Many visitors also recommend crossing the street for views of the river.

Hedge Creek Falls

4131 Dunsmuir Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025
No parking fees required
Dogs permitted on leash

Located right off the I5, you can park in a small parking lot and take a short out and back hike that clocks in at under a mile. Hedge Creek Falls is about 35 feet and flows over a cliff with a cave behind it. Visitors can walk into the cave behind the falls.

Kings Creek Falls

Lassen Volcanic National Park
Located off Highway 89 in Mill Creek, CA 96061
Roadside parking only
Dogs not permitted on trails

This 40-foot waterfall in Lassen Volcanic National Park is accessible by parking along the highway at the trailhead and taking a moderately challenging 4 mile round trip waterfall hike. It is downhill to the falls, so you’ll be hiking uphill on the way back. The hike is very scenic as you travel along Kings Creek and the surrounding meadows and hills. This is a beautiful waterfall that cascades in steplike fashion over the many rocks on the cliff face.

McCloud Falls

Shasta Trinity National Forest
Parking available along Upper Fall Road with lots for Upper Falls Middle Falls, and Lower Falls
No fees required

You can easily access lookouts for all three sections of McCloud Falls. If you hike along the trail, you can see them all with a 3.5 mile round trip hike. Lower McCloud is the most populated with lots of flat open space along the river and above the falls for relaxing and picnicking. There is a large pool at the base of the falls here to swim. The middle falls is the largest of the three sections.

McWay Falls

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur
State Park fees required
No dogs permitted

McWay Falls is one of the most photographed falls on the central coast. The 80 foot waterfall plummets over the cliff onto the beach below here in Big Sur. The trails may be closed due to trail damage and there are major road closures that may not allow access. When the area is open, there is only an overlook for viewing the falls. Beach access is not permitted.

Nojoquoi Falls

3250 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
Free parking
Dogs permitted on leash

This seasonal 80-foot waterfall is easy to get to with a short out and back hike that clocks in at less than a mile. When there has been plenty of rain, this waterfall plunges into a shallow pool and it is easy to walk right up and touch the water. There is a park here with picnic tables and plenty of open space to enjoy after visiting the falls.

Nojoquoi Falls

Paradise Falls

Wildwood Regional Park – 928 West Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Free to park
Dogs permitted on leash only

A 40 foot waterfall with a large pool at the base of the falls and a rock grotto, but swimming is not permitted here. Can be reached by a short 2+ mile out and back hike.

Pfeiffer Falls

Near Big Sur Lodge at 47225 CA-1 Big Sur, CA 93920
State Park Fees required for parking

A nice 40 foot waterfall that tumbles over a rock face in a lush forest. There are no giant pools or rushing rivers at the base of the falls, but the hike itself to the falls is worth the visit.

Phantom Falls

North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve
CDFW Lands Pass required
Dogs permitted on leash

Also known as Coal Canyon Falls, this 166-foot waterfall is fed by a seasonal stream and plunges into a grotto. There are actually three waterfalls that you can find if you hike out to this one when the water is flowing. Note that you can not get to the base of the falls – best viewed from the trail, which is an out and back 5.5 miles.

Potem Creek Falls

Fenders Ferry Rd., Round Mountain, CA 96084 – Shasta County
No parking fees
Dogs permitted

Potem Creek Falls is a 69-foot waterfall that plunges into Pit River, an arm of Lake Shasta. Easy to moderate hike is less than one mile out and back. Note that the hike is steep with some sharp drops and many visitors do not recommend for dogs even though they are permitted. There is a nice pool at the base of the falls.

Rainbow Falls

Devil’s Postpile National Monument
National Park fees required for parking
Dogs permitted on leash

A large 100-foot waterfall that cascades over a cliff face into a large pool of water. There is a nice viewing platform here to take in the falls. The hike from Stop 9 is 3 miles out and back and the scenery is lovely throughout the park.

Roaring River Falls

Kings Canyon National Park
Some sources report this area closed
National Park fees required for parking
Dogs not permitted

Under a half mile round trip to see this lovely and powerful 40-foot waterfall in Kings Canyon as it flows over granite monoliths into a large pool. Note that swimming is not permitted here due to slippery rocks and strong undercurrents.

Sempervirens Falls

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
State Park entrance fees required
Dogs not permitted on trails

A small 25-foot waterfall that flows over a ledge into a pool with a grotto. There is a viewing platform to take in the view and the hike itself is short and easy – about 3.5 miles round trip. While some of the trail is along the nearby Lodge Road, part of the trail runs through old growth redwood forest.

Tahquitz Falls

Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs, CA – Visitor Center 500 W Mesquite Avenue
Admission fees apply
Dogs not permitted

One of the few waterfalls in the Palm Springs area, this 60-foot seasonal waterfall sits in Tahquitz Canyon offering a true desert oasis among the palms with a large pool of water at the base of the falls. Swimming is permitted here. Keep in mind that the trail can get very hot in warmer months. The trip to the falls is 2 miles out and back.

Tokopah Falls

Sequoia National Park
Tokopah Falls Trail along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River near Lodgepole Campground
National Park entrance fees apply
Dogs not permitted

This is an easy under 2 mile trail out and back that features a cascading waterfall that measures a full 1,200 feet high and stretches along multiple tiers. It is quite a sight to see in person, especially surrounded by the rocky cliffs surrounding the area. It is recommended to extend this hike to explore more of the area and the included river. Beautiful scenery here.

Trillium Falls

Redwood National & State Parks
Elk Meadow Day Use Area off Davison Road
National Park entrance fees apply
Dogs not permitted

This small but lovely waterfall is situated in a beautiful old growth redwood forest surrounded by lush greenery. The falls is only a half mile from the trail head and is rated easy. Keep an eye out for the herds of Roosevelt Elk that live here.

Whiskeytown Falls

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
National Park entrance fees may apply
Dogs permitted on leash

If you’re up for a 3.4 mile strenuous hike, head to Whiskeytown to see old logging roads, forests, and this 200-foot waterfall. This is the most popular trail in the park so expect company, but there is a nice viewing platform at the upper end of the falls to take in the view.


Yosemite Waterfalls

Yosemite Waterfalls
  • Yosemite Falls | 2,425 Feet tall | Tallest waterfall in North America and one of the top ten tallest in the world | Located in Yosemite Valley
  • Bridalveil Falls | 615 Feet tall | Easy paved loop trail with designated parking area
  • Chilnualna Falls | 2200 Feet Tall | Year round waterfall | Located in Wawona | Not viewable from the road, must hike in to see
  • Horsetail Falls | 1,000 feet | Seasonal only ( December – April) | Flows over eastern edge of El Capitan | In certain conditions during late February, the setting sun creates a natural “firefall” here
  • Illilouette Falls | 370 Feet tall | Flows year round | Best to view from the Panorama Trail while hiking towards Vernal Falls | Not visible from roads
  • Nevada Falls | 594 Feet | Flows Year Round | Viewable from Glacier Point or hike to it after you hike past Vernal Falls – this is a steep and strenuous hike
  • Ribbon Falls | 1,612 Feet | Seasonal (March – June) | Viewable from the drive into Yosemite Valley, just beyond turn for Bridalveil Falls
  • Sentinel Falls | 2,000 Feet | Seasonal waterfall | West of Sentinel Rock on south side of Yosemite Valley | Multiple cascades | Viewable from Southside Drive, Leidig Meadow, and Upper Yosemite Fall Trail
  • Tueeulala Falls | 880 Feet | North side of Hetch Hetchy Valley | Seasonal waterfall with trail to the top of the falls | Powered by snowmelt
  • Vernal Falls | 317 Feet | Flows all year, but reduces in summer months | Hike to the top via the Mist Trail (600 granite steps), or explore from other park trails | Hikes are moderate to very strenuous
  • Wapama Falls | 1,400 Feet | Flows year round | Located in Hetch Hetchy Valley | Sometimes flows over footbridges during high precipitation seasons | Viewable from O’Shaughnessy Dam parking lot
  • Waterwheel Falls | Near Tuolumne Meadows | Requires a 16 mile roundtrip hike
  • White Cascade Falls | 13 mile round trip hike | Also known as Glen Aulin

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Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights.