Chilnualna Falls, Yosemite National Park

Chilnualna Falls is a series of waterfalls totaling 690 feet, 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 in height. The first tier is 90–120 feet high. The second is a 30-foot high cascade. The third and largest is 300 feet high. The fourth is 60 feet high. The final tier is a 180–210 foot high cascade.
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, and the trail reaches the main portion of the waterfall at 6,200 feet .
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  • This was a surprising hike for me. I wanted to explore the Wawona area and stay away from the crowds. This was the perfect hike for just that. The surprise...it was a fantastic hike. You get your firs...  more »
  • My visit in June 2019 was, as usual, short and sweet. The hike to the Lower Falls is somewhat steep but not long. There was more water in Chilnualna Creek than I ever remember seeing, and I’ve been wa...  more »
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  • My most favorite hike in the world, and I’m a world traveler. I don’t think anything I’ve seen so far is like this, the whole process is unique. Just Exhilarating!!
  • Must go place. Just beautiful.

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