Chilnualna Falls

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Chilnualna Falls
Chilnualna Falls 2006.JPG
July 2006
Location Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Coordinates 37°33′48″N 119°37′05″W / 37.563426°N 119.618154°W / 37.563426; -119.618154Coordinates: 37°33′48″N 119°37′05″W / 37.563426°N 119.618154°W / 37.563426; -119.618154
Type Tiered
Total height 695 ft (212 m)
Number of drops 5
Longest drop 240 ft (73 m)
World height ranking 380

Chilnualna Falls is a series of waterfalls totaling 690 feet (210 m), located on Chilnualna Creek in the southern section of Yosemite National Park.

The falls are a popular horseback riding destination. Chilnualna Falls consists of five tiers ranging from 30–300 feet (9–91 m) in height. The first tier is 90–120 feet (27–36 m) high. The second is a 30-foot (9 m) high cascade. The third and largest is 300 feet (91 m) high. The fourth is 60 feet (18 m) high. The final tier is a 180–210 foot (54–64 m) high cascade.

Pool along the course of Upper Chilnualna Falls.

The trailhead to the falls is in the eastern extremity of Wawona, at the end of Chilnualna Creek Road. The trailhead elevation is approximately 4,000 feet (1,200 m), and the trail reaches the main portion of the waterfall at 6,200 feet (1,900 m).

External links

  • "Chilnualna Falls". California Waterfalls. Yudschin Internet Publications. October 10, 2002. Archived from the original on 2003-07-26. Retrieved April 24, 2006.
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