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Tokopah Falls

Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, CA
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Type: Waterfalls
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Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This trail starts out gently enough, only to end with a climb up a "trail" literally blasted out of the rock. It definitely requires stepping carefully, especially if you're not wearing good hiking boots. The falls themselves are pretty with just.a little water flowing. I'm sure they're quite impressive when there's more water. You may well see others climbing beyond... More

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Los Angeles
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We started on the trail and it was beautiful trail along the river and after 1/8 of a mile, my daughter wanted to go play in the river like others were doing so we skipped the falls and dipped our toes in the water. From those who were coming down told us that at the end it's all uphill and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

While the trail starts at the busy campsite, it quickly gave way to a quiet easy pace trail on which we were able to see a Marmot, a mama bear and her cubs, several chipmunks, squirrels, and a myriad of birds!

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Van Buren, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Well worth the hike to see the falls. Lots of wild flowers and scenic views of the river. NPS rates this as an easy hike. I would rate it as moderate due to incline and one section requires navigating over large rocks. Easy for a fit person, but we saw folks early in the hike that I seriously doubted would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

And I think to myself...What a wonderful world:) We had an amazing time. What an Adventure to visit this place. My family enjoy the scenery...gorgeous!!! Highlight was the hike to Tokopah Trail to see the waterfall. We arrived at 9:30 am, in the parking lot my daugther said, Mom! There is something furry out there. And it was a young... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The hike to Tokopah Falls was to us one of the more enjoyable hikes in Sequoia. Park in the back of the Lodgepole Campground lot to access it. It is a relatively easy hike, about 3.4 miles round trip with very little grade. A very pretty waterfall awaits you at the end. Along the way we saw many black lizards,... More

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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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261 reviews 261 reviews
79 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed at Three Rivers at Comfort Inn(nice and only one decent hotel in the area) while visiting Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. It is a very small town with no shopping malls, bad cell phone connection, yet it has it's own beauty.Nice, small pizza place across the street from Comfort Inn. Nice small town. Very peaceful getaway. Tokopah... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I fell in love with this hike because no one was there and the view was spectacular. We saw some cool wildlife and the falls were great!

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My friends and I visited Tokopah falls during winter when the trail was under about a foot of snow. Luckily there were still remaining footprints of a few others who made the trip before us and lead us the way. The river was flowing nicely which was a good sign, meaning the waterfall was flowing as well. The trail itself... More

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Keswick, Ontario, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This was an amazing hike! The best hike I have ever done for wildlife! We saw a black bear that was about 60feet off the trail, we watched and took pictures and he didn't even care. As we continued along we saw a brown bear with a cub strolling through the forest about the same distance away. There was a... More

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