World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Tokopah Falls

Tokopah Falls on the Marble Fork Kaweah River featured a reportedly 1200ft total drop at the head of Tokopah Valley accessed with a 3.4-mile hike round-trip

Soldier Creek Falls (Lewis Falls)

Soldier Creek Falls (also called Lewis Falls) is a 40-50ft secluded and obscure waterfall accessed by a relatively short hike and scramble in Azusa Canyon.

Eaton Canyon Falls

Eaton Canyon Falls is a rare year-round waterfall dropping some 30ft with a rock wedged right at its brink. It’s also very easy to visit with ample parking.

Sycamore Canyon Falls

Sycamore Canyon Falls is a seasonal 50-75ft waterfall tumbling in Big Sycamore Canyon within Point Mugu State Park (part of the Santa Monica Mountains).

Solstice Canyon Falls

Solstice Canyon Falls (also called Roberts Ranch Falls) is a tiny 30ft waterfall in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains and is one of the easiest to visit.

Eastern Sierra Labor Day Weekend Itinerary – August 31, 2001 to September 2, 2001

In this itinerary, Julie and I took advantage of the Labor Day Weekend so neither of us needed to take a day off. This trip targeted a visit to the Eastern Sierras while basing ourselves out of the Mammoth Lakes area…

Horsetail Falls

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

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

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)

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

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

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.

Grand Circle Itinerary – June 16, 2001 to June 26, 2001

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

Lower Calf Creek Falls is a 126ft year-round waterfall requiring a 6-mile hike to reach featuring pictographs, wildlife, and towering sandstone cliffs.

Zion Narrows Waterfalls (including Orderville Canyon)

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”

‘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.

“A Cool Adventure in the Desert” (Zion Narrows – June 17, 2001 to June 18, 2001)

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

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.