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Address: Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, CA
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+1 559-565-3341

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Mother Nature With a Splash

So much beauty walking along the river behind Lodgepole and up the mountain to the waterfalls. The trail has some hazards along the way such as water in spots, but still... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carol G
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much beauty walking along the river behind Lodgepole and up the mountain to the waterfalls. The trail has some hazards along the way such as water in spots, but still manageable. The last stretch of the trail is all rocks, but worth the attempt to reach the waterfalls. With no water in California for so many years, it is... More 

Thank Carol G
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not too far or hard and the falls were beautiful, especially with all the snow melt this spring. We really enjoyed this hike

Thank JTinSLC
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked this easy/intermediate (to me at least) trail at Sequoia National Park around mid May 2017. It was pretty brisk that day but sunny throughout and snow caps still melting so the trail was a bit wet and muddy at times. Trail starts off from a bridge where you can see the rapid gushing waters flowing down the trail.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike is listed as a 3.4 mile round trip, but the apps we used had it more like 4 miles. Still - a great hike and not too long. As this was opening day for 2017, there was a LOT of snow still on the trail, which was quite slippery and difficult going, but worth every step. On occasion,... More 

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Saint Amant, Louisiana
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Went in mid April there was still a fair amount snow on the ground which made hiking and staying on trail more difficult. To access the trail one must go to the end of camp ground behind Lodgepole Market. The camp ground was close as of mid April.

Thank Jeremy B
Clovis, California
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

OK...I loved this hike and my kids hated it...mostly because of the sticky bugs. A summer hike can be hot and unrewarding since the falls dry up. Best time is in the spring when the falls are running hard and the bugs haven't unionized yet. Easy grade with places to rest, including under the large boulder overhangs (nice shade in... More 

1 Thank OCReporter2
Gladstone, Australia
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We hiked up to the falls in the morning. It is an easy hike with good pathways till you get to the falls. Some climbing around rocks required at end to get to actual falls. Stunning scenery along the way, beautiful wildflowers, we saw a large marmot which was so cute, we also ran into a young brown bear in... More 

1 Thank Margot E
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Fairly easy hike to the Falls with little incline. Can be difficult in icy patches. Nice scenery on walk.

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Salinas, California, United States
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Starting in the back of the Lodgepole Campground this is a great 1.7 hike up the canyon to the base of Tokopah Falls. Great view of the Watchtower along the way and several places sit by the river and enjoy a picnic lunch. The best easy hike in the park.

1 Thank Dan G
Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

A 5km return walk along a gentle incline next to the river. It was very quiet when we did this walk, only saw a couple of other walkers. Did not see much wildlife, but I think it was the wrong time of year to see many animals.

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