Pomponio Falls

Pomponio Falls was kind of an incidental waterfall as the Memorial County Park had no literature even making mention of this waterfall. We found out about it from an entry in our…

Sempervirens Falls

Sempervirens Falls was perhaps the most family-friendly waterfall hike that I’m aware of in the Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The reason why I say this is that it involved a fairly easy…

Brooks Falls

Brooks Falls was really my waterfalling excuse to get in an early morning hike around the Pacifica area before returning to San Francisco for some city touring. For a waterfall this close to the…

Stairstep Falls

Stairstep Falls was one waterfall near the San Francisco Bay Area that had eluded us over the years for one reason or another. Part of the reason why this waterfall was so elusive over the years…

Black Swift Falls (“Ragged Point Waterfall”)

The Black Swift Falls (or “Ragged Point Waterfall” as we tended to refer to it) was an intermittent waterfall on Young Creek that we had an opportunity to visit on our very first trip to Big Sur…

Dawn Falls

Dawn Falls was kind of an unusual waterfalling experience for us in that it was nestled in a part of Marin County where there were numerous high-priced residences built amongst towering coastal…

Sonoma Creek Falls

Sonoma Creek Falls was kind of our waterfalling excuse to explore part of the famed Bay Area wine country of Sonoma and Napa Valley. In particular, this waterfall was in Sonoma County as part…

Uvas Canyon Waterfalls (Granuja Falls, Black Rock Falls, Upper Falls, Basin Falls, Little Falls, and Lower Falls)

The Uvas Canyon Waterfalls page is where I’m describing at least five waterfalls all within close proximity to each other as part of the Waterfalls Loop Trail in Uvas Canyon County Park. While none…

Triple Falls

Triple Falls was kind of the lone wolf waterfall within the boundaries of the Uvas Canyon County Park mostly because it was a bit out of the way in Alec Canyon compared to the other six waterfalls…

Castle Rock Falls

Castle Rock Falls really seemed to us like a sideshow compared to some of the other attractions that were on offer at the Castle Rock State Park – namely the interesting rock formations as well as…

Berry Creek Falls

Berry Creek Falls is perhaps the most well-known waterfall this close to Silicon Valley. While the falls deservedly gets lots of photo clicks and literature devoted to it due to its alluring…

Silver Falls and Golden Cascade

Silver Falls and Golden Cascade are the series of waterfalls closer to the Sunset Trail section of the grand loop hike involving Berry Creek Falls. In fact, if you’ve come all the way…

Cataract Falls

Cataract Falls is really a long series of waterfalls and rapids starting near the Laurel Dell and eventually spilling into the man-made Alpine Lake. During our visit to the falls…

Carson Falls

Carson Falls is another series of waterfalls (though not as extensive a series as the nearby Cataract Falls). Because it sits near the top of the…

Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls is a pretty diminutive 20ft waterfall, but it was one of the “easier” waterfall hikes we did in Marin County, and it seemed there were a lot of memorable things…

Little Falls

Little Falls in the Santa Lucia Wilderness is one of those waterfalls we had to go out of our way for. For starters, we managed to visit this waterfall while lodging in Big Sur…

“Castro Canyon Waterfall”

“Castro Canyon Waterfall” is a name I’m making up for this surprise waterfall. It’s actually on the Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn property, but you can see the lower part of the falls from…

Alamere Falls

Alamere Falls is one of those waterfalls that will probably stay in our memories for a very long time. When we close ours eyes to envision a waterfall spilling onto a beach…

Limekiln Falls

Limekiln Falls was a pretty neat diversion along the rugged Big Sur coast. Sitting in the Limekiln State Park, we thought it was perhaps the most compelling attraction in the reserve, which…

Canyon Falls

Canyon Falls was the unfortunate overshadowed neighbor to the gorgeous McWay Falls as they share the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. That said, its “unfortunate” location may also be fortunate if…