Waterfalls in the Southern and Central Sierras (the spine of California)
The Southern and Central Sierras Waterfalls page is where we focus on the waterfalls in pretty much the eastern center of California in the mountainous Sierra Nevada Range. This area pretty much represents the spine of California as the Sierra Nevada mountain range dominates and follows most of the length of the state. Since this spine contains 14,000ft peaks as well as deep canyons, it comes as no surprise that many of the state’s most notable waterfalls are found here.
For the purposes of this page, this region covers the inland area east of Central Valley south of Sacramento’s latitude and north of (but not including) the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains. It encompasses the forbidding Death Valley National Park as well as the more famous reserve like Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks as well as Yosemite National Park.
Indeed, we’ve collected the waterfalls in this area over a variety of weekend trips. Although we’ve seen our share of waterfalls in this region alone (as you can see in the waterfall map above), we haven’t come close to even seeing half of the waterfalls that exist out here!
So we’re always keen to add to this page with more waterfall sightings in our spine of our home state of California. In the mean time, have a look at our waterfall survey so far, and explore the real treasures of the Golden State…
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