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Not crowded!

My wife and I hiked only to the lower falls, about 40 minutes round trip, but these had a lovely... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Off the beaten path in a crowded park

This hike is at the south end of the park and about 45 min from the valley but well worth... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

My wife and I hiked only to the lower falls, about 40 minutes round trip, but these had a lovely pool which some people were basking in. The walk to the lower falls is reasonably easy, enjoyable, but it gets more difficult afterwards. The best...More

Thank RossOrpington
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This hike is at the south end of the park and about 45 min from the valley but well worth exploring. 4 mi up to a very nice swimming spot at the top of a falls that you can’t really see but about 1/2 mi....More

Thank TCA99
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We spent a week in the park and this was by far our favorite. As others have said it is not crowded and very beautiful. The first set of falls were only about 1/4 mile in and so we brought our kids back later in...More

Thank Stacy C
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I decided to hike to Chilnualna Falls because of the heavy traffic in Yosemite Valley. I made the right decision because I only encountered five other hikers during my adventure. The weather was beautiful and the hike was not too difficult. The total mileage according...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

To be honest, at times we were not positive which Falls we were seeing without consulting our map. Be careful parking in the small area before the hike to Chilualna.Our car bottomed out badly in the parking spot.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Located just after the Wawona hotel and gas station. Look for the turn right after the bridge then drive back into the forest past the small community, school and look for the small parking area on the right about 2 miles back from the main...More

Thank mrgeewhz
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This hike, close to the Wawona area of the southern end of Yosemite, is a wonderful day hike. It is steep and there can be a lot of bugs, but if you get started early, you will have the hike and falls mostly to yourself....More

Thank drjcraven
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It may be a challenging hike but most definitely worth it when you get to the beautiful natural pools at the top! You will be amazed at the stunning waterfalls and world beating view ! I would highly recommend this hike (but not for the...More

Thank SarahBlom
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This was the first stop on our tour of Yosemite. We only went a little ways up the trail until we could see the falls. It was beautiful there. It was a little tricky getting to the parking lot, but once we found it, the...More

Thank KendraB1967
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The lower fall were easily reached and masses of water was pouring down them - quite spectacular. We walked on and up to the upper falls through interesting woodland but turned back when we got into the cold mist.

Thank joan t
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Alan P
2 July 2018|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
I don't think the Wawona Stable offers the long ride to Upper Chilnualna Fall this year. There are just shorter two hour trail rides. Call the stable staff directly to ask.