As you make your way down to the confluence of the South and Middle Forks Tuolumne River, the first waterfall you encounter is this one on the South Fork. It is an utterly spectacular 25 ft. plunge. From the bridge you can see both of these falls (the other one being on the Middle Fork), though not in a single camera view, and the mist from them both is great, making them both very difficult to photograph. I took this photo from a bit up the road (away from the Middle Fork), where the mist was much less.
I am naming this waterfall “Lower Rainbow Pool Falls” due to its close proximity to Rainbow Pool Falls, just upstream on the South Fork. When I came down here on Friday evening, there was no one at Rainbow Pools (and obviously no one at the lower falls here either). But when I went back on Saturday evening, there was a ton of people at the Rainbow Pools. Geepers. Yet, not very likely was there anyone down at these falls on Saturday either. Perhaps once this is up on my site, this location will get more traffic now. The Lower Rainbow Pool Falls is almost twice as high as the upper falls, and about 100 times more spectacular.