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Rancheria Falls is a surprisingly popular 150ft waterfall reached by a 2-mile round-trip hike in the heart of the Sierra National Forest by Huntington Lake.
Vernal Fall is a classically-shaped 317ft waterfall making up the lower step of the Giant Stairway and well-known for drenching hikers on the Mist Trail.
Nevada Fall is a 594ft permanent waterfall watched over by the Liberty Cap formation comprising the upper step of the Giant Stairway with Vernal Fall.
Illilouette Fall is a major waterfall rewarding those who hike the 4 miles round-trip to see its graceful 370ft drop, which manages to elude most visitors.
It took a while to get the car shuttle set up for the one-way Panorama Trail. Plenty of drama as thunderstorms threatened to sabotage our planned hike. But even as we returned…
It was our first time in Hetch Hetchy. Greeting us were the sweltering early summer heat and full waterfalls. I wondered what that sign in front of the tunnel was far. We were soon…
Tueeulala Fall (when it’s flowing) may be the first waterfall you notice as you approach the parking area for Hetch Hetchy plunging alongside Wapama Falls.
Wapama Falls is the feature waterfall of the Hetch Hetchy area with its consistently strong flow, reported height of 1341ft, and nearby granite formations.
There are a few unnamed waterfalls in Hetch Hetchy I thought might be interesting to point out. These falls have been there each time I have visited so they certainly last longer…
Yosemite Falls is an iconic symbol of the grandeur and beauty of Yosemite National Park. It drops a total of 2425ft making it one of the world’s tallest.
Sentinel Falls drops over 2000ft in several steps with Sentinel Rock watching over it. Only in Yosemite does a waterfall like this get a ho hum response.
Cascade Falls (or The Cascades) starts off as a series of cascades before dropping 500ft into the rugged Merced River Canyon in Yosemite National Park.
Wildcat Falls is easy to miss even though it’s beside the Big Oak Flat Road. It’s a waterfall that rarely attracts visitors so you can have it to yourself.
This itinerary concerned a short trip to the Tule River District of the Sequoia National Forest. Since we were staying in a town called Ponderosa, I tend to refer to this trap as the “Ponderosa Trip”…
Nobe Young Falls is a 100ft waterfall that we could scramble behind. It was once the secret treasure of the Sequoia National Forest’s Tule River District.
Peppermint Creek Falls is a pretty 150ft waterfall tumbling over a rounded granite surface with views towards the Dome Land Wilderness near the Needles.
South Creek Falls is an attractive and easy-to-visit 120ft roadside waterfall on Road 99 a short distance west of the bridge over the famed Kern River.
Middle Fork Tule River Falls is a 50ft waterfall that we noticed while driving the twisty Western Divide Road between Springville and Ponderosa.
This itinerary was the first time that Julie and I visited Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks together. We also happened to have timed our visit for the opening of the road to the Cedar Grove section of Kings Canyon…
The Kings Canyon Highway (Hwy 180) between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove passes through some rugged canyon scenery carved out mostly by the Kings River. There are waterfalls…