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Beautiful California Waterfalls

by Joe Dorish on 01/12/09 at 11:27 am

Collection of the most beautiful waterfalls in California.

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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.

Burney Falls

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Burney Falls is a spectacular 129 foot high waterfall that appears to flow right through a rock cliff face in Northern California. Teddy Roosevelt call Burney Falls the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Yosemite Waterfalls

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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

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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

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.

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Dec 1st, 2009

Among all, I like Burney Falls because it sounds special to me. Thanks for the tour again!


Dec 1st, 2009

Some wonderful pictures here and a great article.


Dec 1st, 2009

Beautiful pics, and a well written article.

kate smedley

Dec 1st, 2009

The most stunning waterfalls I think I’ve seen you write about yet Joe. Beautiful stuff!

MMV Abad

Dec 2nd, 2009

Beautiful collection of waterfalls.


Dec 2nd, 2009

Oh! that was such a fantastic trip. I’m glad to catch the bus.. LOl Another well-searched and informative post.

Melody SJAL

Dec 2nd, 2009

Fantastic falls.


Dec 2nd, 2009

thanks for the review and great images. always good to know nice scenery places

Yovita Siswati

Dec 3rd, 2009

Another collection of beautiful waterfalls.


Dec 3rd, 2009

Another article well done. Thanks.


Dec 4th, 2009

I lived in California and never went to any of these places, How sad :( . Great article though, loaded with info :)


Dec 5th, 2009

I added ya. Thanks for your sweet message and YES, I am not gonna stop till Triond gives me an explanation! LOL


Dec 5th, 2009

Great article with some superb photos!


Dec 6th, 2009

gr8 pics n keep writing thxs.



Dec 7th, 2009

Nice view of waterfalls. Great article.

Rinkal Desai

Dec 7th, 2009

excellent article with some superb photos!

Lauren Axelrod

Dec 7th, 2009

Great edition once again. These are beautiful.


Dec 8th, 2009

awesome pic ….really great work


Dec 12th, 2009

Wonderful pictures of waterfalls…


Dec 18th, 2009

Back here:)


Dec 28th, 2009

Very,very beautiful pictures,congratulations

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