Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

The Cascades

Latitude, Longitude: 37.726871, -119.712949

Cascade Falls (also known as The Cascades) starts off as a series of tumbling waterfalls and cascades through a dense forest in the Western Yosemite High Country. However, as it gains momentum and combines with Tamarack Creek just below the Big Oak Flat Road, it plunges as an impressive 500 foot waterfall before feeding the Merced River in the Merced Canyon.


Along Hwy 140, drive 2.8 miles towards the valley from the Arch Rock park entrance (or 1.7 miles west from the junction with Hwy 120). There is a picnic area/parking lot on the south side of the road, and another parking lot on the north side.