Lower Chilnualna Falls Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Lower Chilnualna Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite National Park, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

A short but steep hike up to the base of Chilnualna Falls in Yosemite National Park This hike will only take about 30 minutes round trip and will bring you to a beautiful waterfall with a great swimming hole at the base. You can climb up the trail further and scramble up a few rocks to find another waterfall above with an even bigger swimming pool. If you are itching for even more of a hike consider continuing up the trail another 4 miles to the top of Chilnualna Falls where you can see some roaring cascades and great views of the Wawona valley.