Tokopah Falls

Tokopah Falls, Three Rivers: Address, Phone Number, Tokopah Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Tokopah Falls
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kevan j
Norman, OK286 contributions
Beautiful hike.
May 2021
A nice relatively easy hike (fairly flat) ending at a beautiful waterfall. Beautiful views all along the trail as it goes along a river. Also beautiful views of the granite mountains/cliffs on both sides as you hike. There were some crowds at the waterfall as this is a popular trail.
Written October 6, 2021
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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson862 contributions
To maximize the hike make sure there is water in the falls and air pollution is minimal. Enjoy the pools.
Aug 2021
What's a falls without water? Its pools of water. That was my experience in August 2021. The trail involves some effort because the second half is uphill to (what should be) the falls. Even with the falls completely dry the walk up offered many places that you could walk into the stream, sit on rocks and cool you feet while wading. At the trailhead, near the bridge there are somewhat deeper spots where you can actually relax in a river bath. The falls area is a prime spot for rock wall climbers so you may be in luck to see that. At the "falls" you look back down the valley, which was somewhat obscured by pollution. Find the trailhead just across the bridge into the campground.
Written September 14, 2021
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Jennifer T
Devore Heights, CA268 contributions
Beautiful hike and doable for families
May 2021
We enjoyed our hike to Tokopah Falls and were blessed to see Marmots playing on the rocks. It was the highlight of the hike for my kids. The trail is fairly easy, my children struggled in some of the more rocky areas on the trail. If you take it slower it is doable for families and a very pretty hike.
Written May 31, 2021
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ogol17
Joshua Tree, CA766 contributions
Great hike
Apr 2021 • Solo
The hike to the falls is easy (very slight uphill) and well marked. Fantastic river and mountain views on the way, and the falls are beautiful.
Written April 15, 2021
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Paula C
Goleta, CA12 contributions
Gorgeous, well marked, beautiful with snow
Mar 2021 • Family
Had a great time though was farther than we realized. The path was well marked and beautiful views of the river along the way
Written March 24, 2021
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fitnesswla
Los Angeles, CA154 contributions
Worth the hike
Sep 2020
It was rather hot but worth the hike to see the 1200 feet tall falls. It was challenging due to the heat and elevation. I brought a big bottle of water and drank it up.
Written October 6, 2020
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TravelingMerm
Monrovia, CA2,336 contributions
Awe-inducing hike, like something from LOTR!
Jun 2020 • Business
We visited in June 2020 and I highly recommend you add this hike into your Sequoia/King’s Canyon National Park itinerary! It’s a longer hike, but so worth it! The falls are a dramatic 1200 foot cascade over dark gray boulders...it looks like something out of Lord of the Rings! So pack a little lunch and make an afternoon of it!

It’s a breathtaking hike that follows along the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River. Along the way you pass by lush, peaceful meadows, carpets of tiny, vivid pink flowers, and even some alien-looking flowers and fauna such as the Snowflower Plant that’ll have you debating whether it’s a flower or a mushroom! You’ll also pass by huge fallen trees and hop on rocks to cross shallow little bits of creeks...all while gazing up at Watchtower peak looming 1600 feet above!

Drive past the Lodgepole visitor center into Lodgepole campgrounds and park in the campground’s huge, paved parking lot. The entrance to the hike isn’t terribly obvious though...we were kinda wondering if we were in the right place. You walk through the campground gate and can see a bridge crossing the river. The entrance to the trail is just across the bridge to the right and has ample signage.

The hike itself is 1.7 miles from the entrance to the falls (so 3.4 miles total) and I’d call it a moderate hike. It took us just over 2 hours to complete it round trip. And that includes stopping for a quick little picnic lunch at the falls. Also, there are no confusing forks or turns...pretty much a straight shot to the falls. To get back out, you simply go back the way you came.

Overall it gains just over 600ft in elevation. It’s relatively flat for the first part with most of the elevation gain in the last 1/2 mile, where the trail becomes very rocky and narrow...but don’t let that scare you off! I’m moderately in shape and was able to handle it...and we even did two other hikes that morning...so if I can do it, you can do it!
Written July 18, 2020
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Jennifer S
Murray, KY212 contributions
Do It.
Jun 2020 • Family
Yes it is over some rough ground and lots of climbing, but WOW! The beauty you see as you walk, and the views once you get there, worth it. My 78 year old grandaddy and pregnant daughter did it with no problems. Bathrooms and a water refill station are there at the campground before and after the hike.
Written June 7, 2020
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SequoiaBob
Three Rivers, CA34 contributions
Beauty, Nature and Low Difficultly Level
Oct 2019 • Friends
The trailhead for this hike is located within the Lodgepole campground at 7000ft. It is a fairly level hiking trail for novice hikers, families with kids and anyone looking for beautiful granite canyon walls. Round trip is well under 3 miles. The falls are best viewed in the Spring and early summer for maximum water fall activity but water does fall through most of the year.
Written January 7, 2020
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Andrea C
Nazareth, PA108 contributions
For us it was the journey, not the destination
Sep 2019
We absolutely loved this hike. We went early and parked in the public campground parking lot. Make sure to leave time to stop along the way and enjoy the creek and scenery. You wander through the woods, along the creek, and along some large boulders. When we got to the falls, we were less than thrilled because the water flow was lower at this time of year. The scenery was gorgeous, but it was hot and rocky with no shade so we decided to turn back quickly and head to the creek bed to enjoy our lunch. Because the water was so low, we were able to walk right out on the creek bed rock and sit among the trees and cliffs. It was not an easy hike per se... but if you take your time and leave time for exploring its very enjoyable. My 4 yr old made it with only a little bit of complaining. Definitely put this on your list.
Written September 23, 2019
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