Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré

345pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9780762794577

It turns out that hiking NorCal waterfalls is like sailing or skiing: You need the right conditions. California has a rainy season and a dry season, which means many falls are ephemeral, running for only a handful of months before evaporating. Thus, winter and spring are optimal for waterfall hiking, with watercourses filled by either rainfall or snowmelt.

© 2015 Tracy Salcedo-Chourrand233;/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 99.
... Preview: This seasonal waterfall is reached via an easy walk through rolling coastal hills. This waterfall is no stunner. But these hills are parched much of the year, which makes water, and waterfalls, a s ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Oakland, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: A long, lovely coastal ramble leads to Alamere Falls, which drops directly onto Wildcat Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Alamere Falls, like a wild rose, displays its beauty without reserv ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Bolinas, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: A short hike leads to the welcoming expanse of sunny slabs that spreads below the stair-step drop of Bassi Falls. Located on the Bassi Fork of Big Silver Creek, Bassi Falls spills into a channel on a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Placerville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: A steep scramble drops to a half moon of short falls that drop into a small pool in South Fork Battle Creek. Spilling over a bouldery ledge nearly two stories high, Battle Creek Falls fills a small p ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Chester, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.2
... Preview: A short walk along the interpretive Sierra Discovery Trail leads to a pretty waterfall and provides a lesson in emigrant history. Hold out your left hand, palm up, fingers spread. Now picture this: M ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Nevada City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: A long ramble down through redwood groves and along fern-filled creek beds leads to the platform overlooking sheltered Berry Creek Falls. A long meander down the Skyline to the Sea Trail, through glad ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Boulder Creek, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: A varied trail loop links Big Basin Redwoods’ main attraction, Berry Creek Falls, with the two equally stunning but less-visited falls that lie upstream. Silver Falls flies over a relatively sheer cli ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Boulder Creek, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.3
... Preview: These falls are an eye-catcher as you descend scenic CA 49 between Bassetts Station and Downieville. From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Camptonville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: This seasonal waterfall spills over a broken bluff above CA 89 near Lassen Volcanic National Park’s Southwest Entrance. From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Chester, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
... Preview: Charged by rainfall in the Mayacamas Mountains, this waterfall is one of many headliners along the trails in this well-tended nature preserve. The lovely and secluded seasonal waterfall in the Bouveri ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Glen Ellen, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Climb an old logging road to a series of short falls on Brandy Creek. Brandy Creek Falls descend in low-angled stair steps, fanning over slick, shiny slabs and weaving through boulder-choked channels ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Whiskeytown, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This roadside cascade flows year-round. No need to hike; just pull off US 50 as you’re climbing from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe and enjoy. From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Placerville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: Drive into the Yosemite Valley proper, and Bridalveil is the first fall you’ll see, spilling over the shadowy cliff wall nearly opposite El Capitan. While many visitors simply stop alongside the road ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Yosemite, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: A loop through history also offers views of seasonal Brooks Creek Falls. The seasonal falls on Brooks Creek can’t be reached directly, but a nice loop hike through coastal San Pedro Valley County Park ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Pacifica, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: An entire rock face spills water at Burney Falls, with the creek pouring over the top and seepage from an underground reservoir seething through cracks in the volcanic matrix. Burney Falls never fails ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Burney, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: These falls flow year-round but are ethereal, enlivening a walk through history on a rail-trail in the Sierra foothills. From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Auburn, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Follow a popular trail into the Trinity Alps Wilderness to the lowest of a series of waterfalls on Canyon Creek. From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: Less than a mile inland from McWay Falls, Canyon Falls dances down a narrow gorge that seems a world away. Follow McWay Creek downstream, and you can witness its final descent into the sea. Follow McW ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Big Sur, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Follow a peaceful section of South Fork Tuolumne River to the jumble of river rocks and Carlon Falls. In the wake of the 2013 Rim Fire, the hike to Carlon Falls has become a study in contrasts. Along ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Groveland, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: A hike to this seasonal waterfall features superlative views. The waterfall also flows through the breeding ground of the rare foothill yellow-legged frog, which may be seen clinging to the rocks in t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California"
Corte Madera, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8