California Waterfalls: Visitor Contributions / Writeups

This page contains the contributions or writeups of California Waterfalls from website visitors who have been generous in sharing their knowledge and photos. Its purpose is to make it easier for other visitors to find these submissions while also making it easier for website contributors to share their experiences.

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We generally give preference to submissions that are accompanied with at least one photo (so you can quickly see what the waterfall looks like) and contain information that we feel will be of help to a fellow website visitor wishing to learn more about the waterfall being written about. Waterfall submissions that do not contain photos may be considered on this page if the write-up is informative, personal, or both. Waterfalls that we have not personally visited will be shown in bold.




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WATERFALLS

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Three Sisters Falls

Three Sisters Falls (Southern California)

by Pam (San Diego, California, USA)
Sapphire Falls

Sapphire Falls (Southern California)

by Riri (Riverside, California, USA)
Tar Creek Falls

Emerald Falls [Tar Creek Falls] (Southern California)

by Matthias Armstrong (Santa Clarita, California, USA)


Etiwanda Falls (Southern California)

El Salto Falls

El Salto Falls (Southern California)

by Shannon Hall
Burney Falls

Burney Falls (Northern California)

by David Blackley (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)
Malibu Grotto

Malibu Grotto ["The Grotto Falls"] (Southern California)

by Carol (Glendale, California, USA)
Blackstar Canyon Falls

Blackstar Canyon Falls (Southern California)

by John Nguyen (Tustin, California, USA)


Barker Valley Falls (Southern California)

by Jen (San Diego, California, USA)


McCloud Falls (Northern California)

by Nathan Suess
Feather Falls

Feather Falls (Northern California)

by Laura Kling (Chico, California, USA)
Google Maps image of Rancho La Costa Falls

Rancho La Costa Falls (Southern California)

by Crazy Dave (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
Eaton Canyon Falls

Eaton Canyon Falls (Southern California)

by Rafique Sheikh (Cypress, California, USA) *
San Antonio Falls

San Antonio Falls (Southern California)

by Jerry Sechler (Fullterton, California, USA) *
Escondido Falls

Escondido Falls (Southern California)

by Evan Castillo and Jason Schwartz (Yorba Linda, California, USA) *
Eaton Canyon Falls

Eaton Canyon Falls (Southern California)

by Kris (Los Angeles, California, USA) *


Rancheria Falls (Central and Southern Sierras)

by Nina (Los Angeles, California, USA) *
McWay Falls

McWay Falls (Coastal California)

by Ron Andrews (Rochester, New York, USA) *
Canyon Falls

Canyon Falls (Coastal California)

by Ron Andrews (Rochester, New York, USA) *
Heart Rock Falls

Heart Rock Falls (Southern California)

by Amy (Corona, California, USA) *
Forest Falls

Forest Falls [Big Falls] (Southern California)

by Janice Carabine (Wildomar, California, USA) *


Ortega Falls (Southern California)

by Brooke (California, USA) *
Escondido Falls

Escondido Falls (Southern California)

by Carol (Glendale, California, USA) *


Marble Falls (Southern and Central Sierras)

by TWD (Visalia, California, USA) *
Rose Valley Falls

Rose Valley Falls (Southern California)

by Adam Pardee (Newbury Park, California, USA) *
San Antonio Falls

San Antonio Falls (Southern California)

by Jonathan (Arcadia, California, USA) *


Nojoqui Falls (Southern California)

by Delia (Santa Barbara, California, USA) *
Escondido Falls

Escondido Falls (Southern California)

by Grayson S. (Thousand Oaks, California, USA) *


Lytle Creek Falls [Bonita Falls] (Southern California)

by David Doyel (Ontario, California, USA) *
Cedar Creek Falls

Cedar Creek Falls (Southern California)

by Jim (Ramona, California, USA) *
Upper Eaton Canyon Waterfalls

Upper Eaton Canyon Waterfalls (Southern California)

by Patrick (Los Angeles, California, USA)


Middle Fork Tule River Falls (Southern and Central Sierras)

by Love2hike (California, USA) *
Big Falls

Forest Falls [Big Falls] (Southern California)
by Genevieve (Colton, California, USA) *
Peppermint Creek Falls

Peppermint Creek Falls (Southern and Central Sierras)

by Don Laviolette (Reseda, California, USA) *
Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls (Southern California)

by Evonne Rangle (Simi Valley, California, USA) *


Limekiln Falls (Coastal California)
by Stephen Kovaka (Louisville, Kentucky, USA) *
Anchor Bay Waterfall

Anchor Bay Waterfall (Coastal California)

by Gauranga (Berkeley, California, USA)


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Rancho La Costa Three With No Crowds 
I believe I was 14 years old when I found these falls. I was living in Rancho La Costa in Carlsbad San Diego. I was just out adventuring because I was …

Barker Valley Falls (San Diego) 
This was an amazing display of nature! It's quite a long hike at about 3.5 miles each way. There are several spots to rest and swim once you reach the …

Blackstar Canyon - Hidden falls of Orange County 
About a year ago, I was given a newspaper article describing these hidden falls in Orange County. The article itself did not specify the exact location, …

Burney Falls - Burney, California 
Hello Glad to know there are waterfall lovers like myself. I am enjoying the website . I thought I would post to you a picture of a waterfall in …

The Sacred El Salto Falls 
On the border of Carlsbad and Oceanside, in north San Diego county, lies an ancient sacred place called the El Salto Falls. The Buena Creek valley once …

Emerald Falls (Tar Creek Falls), Fillmore, CA 
Here is what I can only assume is called "Emerald Falls" just north of Filmore in Southern California . (In Los Padres National Forest) I think it is …

Etiwanda Falls 
Last weekend (last weekend in April 2010) we hiked from the dead end of Etiwanda Avenue two miles to Etiwanda falls. It was a great hike and the falls …

Broken Back 
My boyfriend was hiking with several of his friends in November 1975. The water at that time was deep and the waterfall was flowing. He went to jump …

Feather Falls 
Feather Falls is located on the Fall River, a tributary of the Middle Fork Feather River, within the Plumas National Forest in Butte County. The trail …

McCloud Falls 
McCloud Falls is a series of waterfalls on the McCloud River near Mt. Shasta, California. The upper falls plunges 15- 20 feet through a two-three foot …

Anchor Bay Water Fall 
I was traveling down HWY 1 a while ago on my way back to Berkeley and was hoping to go see Alamere Falls on the last day of my drive back as i always …

Missing: Blackstar Falls 
I noticed that you guys dont have anything about Blackstar Falls. It is an interesting one because the waterfall flows down the cliff and into a mineshaft …

Malibu Grotto ("The Grotto Falls") 
Small falls but a great hike with lots of Malibu mountain scenery and tons of boulder hopping. I think this made the hike. The hike is all downhill …

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