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Address: Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, CA
Phone Number: +1 559-565-3341
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Perfect Hike to a Wonderful Cascade

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dan G
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Salinas, California, United States
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Salinas, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Go to the end of the parking lot in the Lodgepole campground. Park. Cross the stone based bridge and the Tokopah Falls trailhead is on the right. Keep following the trail as far as you can go and you will be up close and personal to the falls. It gets rocky and slippery when wet but worth the trip. There... More 

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Silicon Valley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

It's a decent and relatively easy hike for sure, but going when the water level is low is kind of a waste of time. There is no pay-off.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This hike proved to be the PERFECT hike for our family which includes a 7, 10 and 12 year old. Wasn't too strenuous, but was enough to the heart pumping a little bit while seeing some spectacular SNP scenery. We went during low water, so we were able to go slightly (and safely) off trail to do some rock and... More 

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Hanford, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see hike at Sequoia National Park! It is 1.7 miles one way, you will see several small water lakes, rocks, giant granite rocks, beautiful trees, and lots of greenery! There wasn't too much water and the actual main point waterfall was almost dried out, this is probably best to go in the spring. The last 20... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We were in Sequoia during August when the water was quite low. But the hike was extremely lovely, and the low water made it possible to get down the the river bed for more exploration. This area of the park is quite different than the Sequoia Groves, it was a pleasant change. I found the hike to be extremely beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

The trailhead is located in the Lodgepole campground area. We hiked up in the afternoon, probably around 4, so the sun wasn't straight over head. The trail begins by following the river uphill. Almost immediately you will begin to see the towering granite cliffs. Have your camera with you as you'll want to take lots of pics. The trail is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Our family of 4 almost didn't do this hike and it would have been a big loss (we were headed to Yosemite next and thought Tokopah would pale in comparison). We were set to hike to Emerald Lake and the Rangers informed us there was slush and up to 3' of snow. We opted for Little Baldy and the Falls.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Park at Lodgepole, fill up with water and start walking. It's further than you think and even in the tourist season it's not all that busy. It starts with the fast flowing river and the trail hugs it for some of the way. Huge pine trees that have fallen over the winter many years ago litter the track like gigantic... More 

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