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Tokopah Falls

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Address: Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, CA
Phone Number: 5595653341
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Great family hike, rewarded with a great place to swim at the end of the trail

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sean B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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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baltimore
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5 of 5 stars 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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California
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This trail seems a LOT longer than advertised. Initially the trail is rather easy, then graduates to vertical steps and climbing, then ends with bouldering and rather treacherous terrain. This is not a good trail for small children or pets. There is shade along a lot of the trail. We did see a mother black bear with 2 small cubs... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Loved this hike which goes close to the creek the whole time. Some people saw bears (we did not). After the hike you can go into the creek and cool down. Great experience

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is a great hike if you have kids. It starts within the Lodgepole campground. You start by walking along the river on a really beautiful trail. On the way you will cross a couple foot bridges and eventually get to the rocks where you may need to help the little ones. We found a few marmots on the rocks... More 

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Cleves, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Breathtaking! Great hike up to the falls. No crowds to fight off either. Very enjoyable. Easy to hike even with kids.

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