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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 4, 2012

California’s Best Waterfalls for Hiking and Photography

Updated April 2012

Spring is waterfall season

As the rainy season ends and snow melt starts, waterfalls run at their fullest. Today’s posting has lists of web and book resources for visiting, hiking, photographing and enjoying California Waterfalls.

This is an updated and expanded posting of an article I originally posted on May 7, 2010 (Best N. California Waterfalls for Hiking and Photography) The original article only included Northern California.  Today’s posting has added southern California, state-wide information and tips for photographing waterfalls.

Northern California Waterfalls

Bay Area Hiker’s list of Best Waterfall Hikes in the Bay Area (http://www.bahiker.com/extras/best.html)

North Bay:

East Bay:

Peninsula and South Bay:

Trails.com list of Best Waterfalls in Northern California http://www.trails.com/stateactivity.aspx?area=14509

One more. Falls at North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, Butte County added courtesy of BR Thomas of BRT Insights – WW Kayaking & Hiking

Click Read More for Southern California, state-wide information, articles, guidebook sections, and tips photographing waterfalls .

Yosemite waterfalls see article in S.F. Chronicle  by Tom Stienstra: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/15/SPL51CU3UM.DTL&feed=rss.out

10 Favorite Waterfalls Outside Yosemite in the S. F. Chronicle:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/13/SPGC1DTHJL.DTL&feed=rss.outdoors

Waterfall Lover’s Guide (Northern California), by Matt & Krissi Danielsson guidebook to 300 waterfalls in Northern California

Southern California Waterfalls

Top 10 Best Southern California Waterfalls list: http://www.world-of-waterfalls.com/top-10-southern-california-waterfalls.html

World of Waterfalls Southern California Waterfalls 27 waterfalls in Southern Californiahttp://www.world-of-waterfalls.com/california-southern-california.html


Nobody Hikes in LA: Falls Creek Falls Is So Nice They Named It Twice http://laist.com/2011/11/20/nobody_hikes_in_la_falls_creek_fall.php

Statewide Waterfall Information

California Waterfalls: Your Key to Accessing The State’s Most Spectacular Falls  Your Key to Accessing The State’s Most Spectacular Falls by Ann Marie Brown a guidebook to over 200 waterfalls throughout all of California

Leon Turnbull Photography’s waterfallswest.com list and information on California waterfalls:  http://www.waterfallswest.com/page.php?id=regionca

World of Waterfalls California Page (covers waterfalls throughout the state) http://www.world-of-waterfalls.com/california.html

Article discussing California Waterfalls: http://www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com/blog/2011/12/27/california-waterfalls/

Database of approximately 1000 waterfalls in California: http://www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com/region/United-States/California/

California’s 10 Most Interesting and Unique Waterfalls:  http://www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com/blog/tag/california/

Photographing Waterfalls

Waterfall Digital Photography article by Peter Rouse of Digital Photography School

Photographing Waterfalls by Mark Dubovoy at the Luminous Landscape

7 Tips for Photographing waterfalls from the PhotoNaturalist

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