Switzer Falls Hike in Angeles National Forest

Switzer Falls is an excellent hike in the San Gabriel Mountains, north of Pasadena and Los Angeles. It is probably my favorite hike in this area as it has lots of history, beautiful canyon views, and two nice waterfalls. This reverse hike takes you downhill to the waterfall and then uphill on the way back, […]

Phantom Falls Hike in North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve

Phantom Falls is a seasonal waterfall in Oroville, California that is incredibly unique in the way the small creek feeds an impressive and tall waterfall. Add to this that Phantom Falls is one of three waterfalls you can see on the hike and you have the recipe for a pretty amazing adventure. Do note that […]

Salmon Creek Falls in Big Sur

Salmon Creek Falls is a beautiful waterfall in the southern portion of Big Sur, that is only a short distance off the road, but that features an unmaintained hike to get to its base. With the closures still in effect (as of Spring 2018) this trail is right near where Highway 1 is closed and […]

Faery Falls Hike in Mt. Shasta

Mt Shasta is one of the most amazing areas for outdoor recreation in Northern California. There are so many waterfalls, hikes, lakes, and summits to explore in the area that I am always finding new ones. On a recent trip, I heard about Faery Falls which is near Lake Siskiyou. The hike is a short […]

Yosemite Falls Trail: Hiking to Upper Falls & Yosemite Point

Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America and one of the ten tallest in the world. Because of that, it is a popular destination in Yosemite Valley for hikers. If you are looking to make it to the top though, be prepared for grueling uphill and downhill to reach the summit but an amazing view […]

Cascade Falls Hike in South Lake Tahoe

Cascade Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the South Lake Tahoe area when it is flowing. You can see it in the distance when you make the drive to South Lake Tahoe from Emerald Bay, and it is surprisingly quick to hike there as well. The trail is only 1.5 miles round […]

Crystal Creek Falls in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

If you only have a short time in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, then the .25 mile round trip hike to Crystal Creek Falls is a good way to experience the beauty of the area with very little work. The ADA accessible trail is ideal for families and those with young children. Here is all the […]

Potem Creek Falls: A 60 Foot Waterfall Near Burney

Poem Creek Falls is one of those places where there is an amazing waterfall, but it is generally unknown to most people. Close to both the town of Redding and the mind blowing MacArthur-Burney Falls, the 60 foot Potem Creek Falls is something that should be on your list to visit. Here is all the […]

Hedge Creek Falls in Dunsmuir

Hedge Creek Falls is a beautiful 35-foot waterfall only a quarter mile walk from the trailhead in Dunsmuir. This waterfall has one unique feature though, there is a large cave carved out behind it, and you can walk behind the waterfall. It’s a great whole family hike, here is all the information. Details .5 miles […]

California Waterfalls List: 49 Waterfalls I Have Explored in the State

California is home to a countless amount of waterfalls, that can be found literally all over the state. Ranging from 10 feet to 1,000 feet these natural wonders are one of my favorite things to find when traveling around the state. While the below list is by no means a complete list of the state’s […]