“Shadow Falls”

‘Shadow Falls’ or Shadow Lake Falls is a cascading waterfall draining Shadow Lake, which is landmark for longer backpacks to Ediza Lake or Thousand Island Lake.

“Mineral King Falls”

Mineral King Falls is an unofficial name I’ve assigned to this waterfall which could be the most impressive waterfall we saw in our Mineral King adventure.

Marble Falls

Marble Falls consists of several cascades both upstream and downstream from its main 30-40ft drop on the Marble Fork Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park.

Black Wolf Falls

Black Wolf Falls is a conspicuous presence heading into Mineral King Valley from Silver City in a remote part of Sequoia National Park near the road’s end.

Sheep Creek Cascade

The Sheep Creek Cascade is a series of small waterfalls on Sheep Creek seen on the Don Cecil Trail in the Cedar Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park.

Mist Falls

Mist Falls is a 45ft waterfall in California’s Cedar Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park en route to Paradise Valley on an 8-mile round-trip hike.

Alder Creek Falls

Alder Creek Falls probably gets my vote as the truly “secret” or “hidden” waterfall of Yosemite dropping 100-150ft and requiring an 8-mile hike to reach.

Chilnualna Falls

Chilnualna Falls is a series of at least 5 waterfalls over an 8.5-mile hike culminating in a 180ft stepping cascade in the quiet south side of Yosemite.

Rancheria Falls

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.

Grizzly Falls

Grizzly Falls is a roadside waterfall dropping 75ft into a picnic area right by Kings Canyon National Park’s Cedar Grove. It’s misty in Spring, but calms down in Summer.

Roaring River Falls

Roaring River Falls is a 15ft waterfall where we found less is more. It’s a misty mess in the Spring, but in Summer, it spills into an emerald-colored pool.

Waterfalls on Kings Canyon Highway

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…

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

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.