Merced Canyon and Western Yosemite Waterfalls

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The Merced Canyon and the Western Yosemite Waterfalls are mostly tumbling into the rugged Merced Canyon feeding the Merced River. This part of Yosemite National Park is the corridor between the town of El Portal ("Hell Portal" according to residents due to its hot Summers) through the Arch Rock Entrance to the mouth of Yosemite Valley. While many of the waterfalls here would be revered outside Yosemite, they are merely the appetizers to the main courses lying just a bit further to the east. Nonetheless, the waterfalls found here are excellent in their own right and they certainly provide a little more peace and quiet than their louder, more popular neighbors to the east.

While the waterfalls featured here are of the overlooked and lesser known variety (such as Wildcat Falls and Silver Strand Falls), the main attraction is Cascade Falls.

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To get a glimpse of what each waterfall looks like, check out the table below. Click on the waterfalls to read more about them.

Cascade Falls dwarfing the Big Oak Flat Road 3.5 Cascade Falls

The base of Wildcat Falls 1.5 Wildcat Falls

Looking up at Silver Strand Falls from the Tunnel View Lookout 1.5 Silver Strand Falls

The elusive Widow's Tears seen from near the Pohono Bridge 1 Widow's Tears

The hidden Foresta Falls 2 Foresta Falls

Tamarack Creek and Cascade Creek tumbling together before the Big Oak Flat Road 1 "Tamarack Creek Falls"

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