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10 most beautiful waterfalls in California
These waterfalls showcase the natural beauty that California has to offer and are worth exploring for breathtaking sights and a refreshing experience.
1. McWay Falls
Located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, this waterfall cascades directly into the ocean from a height of over 80 feet.
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2. Burney Falls
Located in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, this waterfall has a steady flow year-round and is known for its picturesque surroundings.
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3. Yosemite Falls
This waterfall in Yosemite National Park is one of the tallest in North America, with a total drop of 2,425 feet.
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4. Alamere Falls
Situated in Point Reyes National Seashore, this waterfall is unique as it flows directly onto the beach, creating a stunning contrast.
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5. Feather Falls
Located in Plumas National Forest, this waterfall drops for over 400 feet into a picturesque canyon, surrounded by lush greenery.
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6. Bridalveil Falls
Another iconic waterfall in Yosemite National Park, Bridalveil Falls can be seen from Tunnel View, and its mist creates beautiful rainbows.
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7. Silver Falls
Found in the Angeles National Forest, this waterfall offers a serene setting, surrounded by old-growth trees, making it perfect for hiking.

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8. Vernal Fall
One of Yosemite National Park's most popular waterfalls, Vernal Fall is easily accessible via the Mist Trail and offers breathtaking views.
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9. McCloud Falls
Composed of three tiers in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, McCloud Falls offers scenic beauty and swimming opportunities.
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10. Horsetail Fall
Located in Yosemite National Park, this waterfall is famous for its mid-to-late February "Firefall" phenomenon, where it appears as if it's flowing fire.
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