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Tokopah Falls

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Address: Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, CA

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Hike from Lodgepole to Tokopah Falls

Lovely hike -- only wish there was more water! Late in the season and we've been in a drought. Relatively easy trail -- 3.4 miles, and a round trip took about 2 hours (and I'm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2012
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Lovely hike -- only wish there was more water! Late in the season and we've been in a drought. Relatively easy trail -- 3.4 miles, and a round trip took about 2 hours (and I'm 70).

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Caledon, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We hiked to the falls, not sure what to expect. It was breathtaking! There was still some snow on the mountains and the water was running fast. As you approach the falls you'll be greated by marmots who live in the rocks. They are very cute and opportunists at finding food in hikers backpacks.

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Long Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Beautiful scenery, however at the very end of the trail it is very rocky and slippery, I would not recommend climbing it with young children

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Los Angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

It is a strenuous hike but the view is well worth it. There are a bunch of yellow-bellied marmots that live in the rocks at the falls and are very photogenic. The hardest parts of the hike were the rock falls that had to be traversed. The trip up and back was very scenic. I saw a mama bear and... More 

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Fresno, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
39 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Well worth the hike and traversing the trail when it gets a little steep and slippery. The falls at the end are beautiful and I would love to visit again this summer.

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Wabash, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

a great hike early in the morning when no one else is out. i went alone the second morning and loved it. i ran to the falls and hung around for about 15 minutes and found a great water hole to take a dip in before running back to meet my family for breakfast.

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Sacramento
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102 reviews 102 reviews
8 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

very pretty area, best hike we took... enought of a climb to feel like we got a little exercise, but not hard at all. pretty path up a canyon area, easy to find and walk on paths

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Carlsbad, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

It says 1.7 miles to the falls but met someone with a GPS on their way back and the clocked over 3 miles and they were only 1/4 of the way back on the trail. It is not a loop trail as someone reviewed. It does start out fairly level but there are lots of rock stairs and spots to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We went with our 2 and half year old daughter early june. It was a wonderful short and easy(not so easy when we had to carry our little one) with lots of wildlife to see on the way to the Topokah falls. We saw a medium sized Black bear and a brown one. It was right on the trail. We... More 

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USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2010

I did this very popular hike in early August. When I set out from the Lodgepole visitor center, I didn't encounter anybody till I crossed the bridge (about 1/4 mile). But I was surprised to find the number of people along the trail. This is an out-and-back hike, 1.7 miles each way (not a loop as the other reviewer says).... More 

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