In addition to the five major waterfalls on the Tuolumne River, there are a number of smaller waterfalls, and some of them are significant and not to be overlooked. This is one such waterfall, Lower Waterwheel Falls, which is 32 ft. high. I think most people do overlook this one, and the reason being is that it is so far to hike to, even though it is a very short half mile from Waterwheel Falls. Most people I think just hike to the top of Waterwheel Falls and then turn around, but if you go to the bottom of that huge waterfall, it is very simple to continue down to this lower falls. This was by far the best of the smaller falls on this river. Nonetheless, it is a long 9.6 miles from the Tuolumne Meadows trailhead. It would have been possible to scramble down to the bottom of this falls for a better viewpoint, but I was well out of scrambling mode by the time I got down here. No extra energy was available to do anything requiring that sort of effort, so I just shot this one from the trail (well, slightly off trail).