Carlon Falls

Groveland, California 95321

Carlon Falls

Carlon Falls Professional Review and Guide

"Carlon Falls is a magnificent 35-foot cataract on the South Fork Tuolumne River. The waterfall cascades over wide granite ledges into a large pool surrounded by boulders. The falls was named after Donna Carlon, owner of a resort built in 1919 just inside the park boundary. The hike begins in the Stanislaus National Forest on the banks of the river and crosses into the western region of Yosemite National Park. The trail follows the north side of the river upstream to the pool and waterfall."

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6/16/2013
This was a nice easy hike. Took just over 2 hours and that included a lot of picture taking and hanging around the falls. The falls are beautiful and I will definitely bring my suit next time!
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9/6/2009
This was a really easy hike except for one steep climb and steep descent that you kind of slide down or jump. The falls were really nice and once you get there you pretty much have to climb on the rocks to see the full view of the falls. If its warm enough take a dip. I wish I had my swimsuit at the time. The only downer for me was that dogs are not allowed on the trail. I did see a few people ignoring that rule. Overall nice semi-quick easy hike if you are in the area.
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Trail Information

Groveland
Nearby City
3.6
Distance
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season
Yosemite National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Ackerson Mountain
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018