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Horsetail Falls on the McGee Creek Trail in Inyo County might resemble a horse’s tail in high flow. It sits beneath Red and White Mountain near Mammoth Lakes.
Twin Falls is a reportedly 250ft waterfall draining Lake Mamie as it tumbles into the Twin Lakes near Mammoth Lakes (a resort area better known for skiing).
Rainbow Falls is one of our favorite California waterfalls outside Yosemite featuring a 101ft year-round drop on the San Joaquin River near Mammoth Lakes.
Lower Falls of the San Joaquin River is the overlooked 30ft neighbor to Rainbow Falls. Most visitors don’t bother with this falls, but that’s the main appeal.
Minaret Falls is a 150ft spreading cascade (some say 300ft) just outside the boundaries of the Devils Postpile National Monument accessed by a 3-mile hike.
Monrovia Canyon Falls is a pleasant two-drop 30ft year-round waterfall in the foothills of Monrovia accessed by a family-friendly 1.5-mile round-trip hike.
This was a week-and-a-half of touring what I called the Grand Circle. This circle consisted of the natural attractions that covered Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, especially the National Parks since there were so many of them in this vast expanse of the desert southwest…
“The Wild Wild West” (Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, and Grand Canyon – June 21, 2001 to June 25, 2001)
…we then passed by a memorial providing us with a sobering reminder of how screwed we’d be if a flash flood were to occur while we were inside the slot canyon. Given the thunderstorms…
“Thinking of Jabba the Hut” (Grand Staircase, Capitol Reef, and Arches – June 19, 2001 to June 20, 2001)
After hiking along the deceptively strenuous sandy trail for what seemed like an eternity, we could see the falls up ahead behind the foliage. Its sound grew louder as we got closer…
Lower Calf Creek Falls is a 126ft year-round waterfall requiring a 6-mile hike to reach featuring pictographs, wildlife, and towering sandstone cliffs.
The Zion Narrows Waterfalls are found in the famous Zion Narrows, which act both as obstacles and landmarks. You can see them by hiking in the Virgin River.
‘Mossy Cave Falls’ is a name I made up for this tiny 15ft waterfall near Mossy Cave. The parking for the Mossy Cave is a few minutes east of the turnoff for Bryce Canyon.
But just as we thought we could cruise effortlessly, we were stopped in our tracks by a deep-looking pool with a little waterfall off to the side of a seemingly impassable wall behind it…
Zion Canyon Waterfalls are typically ephemeral types that don’t last much longer than a few days after heavy rain making it worthwhile even in bad weather.
Sturtevant Falls is a 50ft moss-and-algae-accented waterfall within Big Santa Anita Canyon featuring cabins, creek crossings, and hard-to-find parking.
Paradise Falls (Wildwood Falls) is a family-friendly 40ft waterfall hike featuring a cave, a canyon, and wildflowers in Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks.
This itinerary covered a brief weekend trip to the Big Sur Coast. For Julie and I, this was our very first time exploring this part of the California Central Coast together, and since we were in the budding stages of our waterfalling passion at the time…
McWay Falls is an 80ft year-round waterfall dropping onto a beach on the Big Sur Coast. It’s one of the best spots to witness the ocean meeting the sky.
Salmon Creek Falls was one of the must-see waterfalls on the famed Big Sur Coast along Hwy 1. A short 1/4-mile trail brought us close to its 120ft drop.
Pfeiffer Falls is a small multi-strand 60ft waterfall within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. We reached it on a forest hike with a spur trail to a valley view.