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|Trail Name||Carlon Falls|
|Nearest City||Yosemite Valley|
|Distance||3.8 Miles Round Trip|
|Elevation Gain||200 Feet|
|Low Point||4,315 Feet|
|High Point||4,515 Feet|
|Trip Reports||Carlon Falls|
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Take this easy 1.2 miles hike up to Carlon Falls. This 25 foot tall waterfall is an amazing place for an afternoon swim to beat the hot summer heat. There are two nice size pools for swimming just below the falls along with nice smooth rock that the water flows over just a couple inches deep most of the year.
How to get there
From Yosemite Valley:Head out of Yosemite Valley on the Big Oak Flat Road(highway 120). In 1 mile pass the Big Oak Flat turn right onto Evergreen Road. Follow Evergreen Road for 1 mile to the trailhead on the right side of the road. Google Map
As you approach the falls there will be multiple paths. The trails to your right will take you to the creek where it will be hard to boulder hop up to the falls. Stay on the trail to your left until you can physically see the waterfall.
Fees, Permits, etc.
- Yosemite National Park entrance fee required at the park entrance. Yosemite National Park Fees & Reservations
- Dogs are not allowed on trails in Yosemite National Park.
- All overnight backpackers must obtain a Yosemite National Park Wilderness Permits