Three Chute Falls

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Three Chute Falls, in lower Tenaya Canyon.

Three Chute Falls is a waterfall on Tenaya Creek in Yosemite National Park, in the U.S. state of California.

The waterfall is located in lower Tenaya Canyon, a short distance upstream from Mirror Lake. The name is from the three distinct "chutes" that the creek splits into upon flowing onto a slab of granite atop the falls, after which it plunges about 80 feet (24 m) into a congregation of boulders.


The falls are easily reached by proceeding upstream along the Mirror Lake Trail. They are relatively obscure, and the trail requires some scrambling.

Further upstream is the much larger, 600-foot (180 m) Pywiack Cascade of Tenaya Creek.


  • Shaffer, Chris. A Definitive Guide To Waterfalls of Central and Southern California. Shafdog Publications, 2005.