Adventure Projects is hiring an Android engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Trail Run Project Logo

gem icon Hidden Falls [Suggest Edits]

2 votes

Description

Hidden Falls are also sometimes called Tenaya Creek Falls or Three Chutes Falls. Depending on the season and runoff levels, water cascades down the rounded rock face in three major plumes. There is a nearby flat rock to bask on that also doubles as a primo picnic spot. This is a special spot beloved by locals - be respectful and don't mess it up!

The off-trail running is difficult and rockfall in this area can be dangerous (especially after/during a rain). Beware of slippery and loose rocks, don't wade or swim when the conditions are not safe. People have died here. Do not venture past the top of the falls as it is very easy to become lost in the "Bermuda Triangle" of Tenaya Canyon.

Short Run: Run to the far eastern end of the Mirror Lake Trail and stop at the footbridge. Look for an obscured, unofficial trail on the southeast side of the creek. Head upstream, boulder hopping and scrambling. Use a large downed log to cross the stream and after a bit more ascending you'll see the falls. They are about 1/2 mile from the footbridge.

Gem Type: Waterfall

Shared by:
Megan W

0 Comments

You & This Gem


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Share This Gem

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Nearby Trails

14.7 mi 23.6 km
Half Dome
Yosemite Valley, CA
14.7 mi 23.6 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Minor Issues
Update
Snowy, Icy
1 day ago
125 
Yosemite Valley, CA
6.2 mi 10.0 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry, Some Mud - A bit muddy and wet for a short stretch past Nevada falls, but otherwise dry and clear.
4 days ago
165 
Yosemite Valley, CA
3.0 mi 4.9 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Minor Issues
Update
Muddy - Lots of stream crossings and water flowing along the trail. Mist from falls makes the trail slippery near base of falls.
99 days ago
85 
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
2 days ago
70 
4.2 mi 6.8 km
Four Mile Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
10 days ago
56 
1.6 mi 2.6 km
Mist Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Wet. Crowded.
23 days ago
43 
2.1 mi 3.4 km
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Valley, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
22 days ago
33 
Yosemite Valley, CA
12.4 mi 20.0 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
9 days ago
24 
4.7 mi 7.6 km
Mirror Lake Loop
Yosemite Valley, CA
4.7 mi 7.6 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Unknown
Update
41 
2.3 mi 3.7 km
Taft Point
Yosemite Valley, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
22 days ago
27 
Shared by Megan W on May 17, 2016. All Page Views: 822. Last Month: 52.