Little known waterfalls around Del Valle and adjacent hills
From Lake Del Valle to Rose Peak and Cedar Mountain.
Ohlone Regional Wilderness
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- waterfall at (37.53394, -121.71618):
Name: Murietta Falls
I hiked through a few 6 inch snow drifts to see it at the heavy flow shown. It can also be a very nice hike in mid-May of a very wet spring - even though the falls will just be a trickle, the ridges can be covered with flowers, and some uncommon Lindley Blazing-star (Mentzelia lindleyi) bloom right next to the falls.
Beauty: 10 (including beauty of the hike to the falls)
Duration: 40 days after a significant rainfall
Height 80 feet give or take 2 feet
Biggest vertical drop 25 feet
Terrain: unofficial trail, frequently used
For more info, see California Waterfalls, by Ann Marie Brown
Last visited 2011-03-19
- Waterfall in Lang Canyon, just north of where the two main streams meet at (37.56452, -121.64785):
It's on private property, and isn't worth going out of your way to visit.
Height 7 feet
private land, access discouraged
route: Follow a ridge in the southeast corner of the recreation area. Just before the ridge curves to the northeast, the you can choose to take a dirt road along the ridgetop and head south once you reach the valley to the east of the ridge, or follow a dirt road traversing the south side of the ridge and then head north after crossing the stream.
Last visited 2010-03-07