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.

Access[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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