by Joe Dorish on 01/12/09 at 11:27 am
Collection of the most beautiful waterfalls in California.
California is blessed with a large unbelievably beautiful collection of waterfalls spread throughout the entire state. From the desert, mountains, coastline and everywhere in between there are waterfalls in California. From Yosemite to Death Valley to the Devil’s Postpile to Sequoia and Kings Canyon all the National Parks in California have waterfalls as do many of the state parks and two waterfalls even drop from cliffs into the Pacific Ocean in spectacular fashion along California’s coastline. Here are the most beautiful waterfalls in California with links to more info and photos for each waterfall.
Yosemite National Park is home to dozens of magnificent waterfalls which cascade, drop and plunge over the granite cliffs in spectacular fashion. My Yosemite Park waterfalls article shows you 26 of these great waterfalls.
Potem Falls drops some 70 feet along the Pit River arm of Shasta Lake in Northern California northeast of Redding. To reach the falls from Redding take 299 east for about 30 miles and then turn left onto Fenders Ferry Road and look for the parking area on your left just after you cross the reservoir.
Phantom Falls is a spectacular looking waterfall that drops some 130 feet off a Coal Canyon cliff face on Table Mountain in north-central California northeast of Oroville. Phantom Falls looks like a South African waterfall as it falls right over the cliff face and down to a grotto and pool below and there is even an old gold mine behind the falls. You can hike to Phantom Falls from a parking lot on Cherokee Road about 6 miles northeast out of Oroville or you can hike up Coal Canyon from Coal Canyon Road off Route 70 just north of Oroville. If you go be forewarned that Phantom Falls is so named because it disappears during dry spells.