Royal Arch Cascade

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Royal Arch Cascade
The Royal Arch Cascade viewed from the Ahwahnee Bridge.
LocationYosemite Valley, Yosemite NP, CA, US
Coordinates37°44′59″N 119°34′16″W / 37.7496°N 119.5711°W / 37.7496; -119.5711Coordinates: 37°44′59″N 119°34′16″W / 37.7496°N 119.5711°W / 37.7496; -119.5711
Total height1,250 ft (380 m)
Number of drops1
World height ranking170

Royal Arch Cascade is a waterfall located on the north wall of Yosemite Valley and the Yosemite National Park, United States, within walking distance from the Ahwahnee Hotel. The falls are 1,250 feet (380 m) high and are usually dry by June.[1] The waterfall gets its name from its location immediately adjacent to the Royal Arches, which are a series of concentric semicircular setbacks in the cliff face directly opposite Glacier Point.[2]

Royal Arches and Washington Column surmounted by North Dome.


  1. ^ "Royal Arch Cascade". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  2. ^ "Geographic Sketch of the Yosemite Region and the Sierra Nevada". USGS. Retrieved 2008-07-27.

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