Tokopah Valley Trail to Tokopah Falls

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Tokopah Valley Trail to Tokopah Falls is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until November.

3.7 miles 642 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

no dogs

Like Yosemite Valley, Tokopah Valley was shaped by a glacier. This trail leads you under the canopy of pines and firs as you pass an occasional meadow and creek-crossings with a rewarding waterfall at the end.

21 days ago

2 months ago

Quite amazing when the morning sun hits the southern rock wall.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike, very scenic. No water at the falls though so I'll have to go back earlier on in the summer to catch that view. Easy hike, some incline here n there but very manageable. Jagged rocks near the end make it interesting!

3 months ago

4 months ago

Pretty Easy trail, kinda cool climbing through big boulders near the end. Falls is ok, not the easiest to photograph if that's one of the reasons your doing it

4 months ago

Did this hike on Mother's day with my wife and kids. Easy hike (my 6 year old completed it easily) but beautiful views. This is a great, easy, scenic hike for the whole family.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Very nice, easy hike. Did this on 6/25 and it was very crowded but, well worth it. Even though the falls were really crowded there were many quiet spots to stop along the river and swim or just stick your feet in. There were ladybugs all over, lots of butterflies, tons of gorgeous flowers, and a few marmots. Spectacular views for such an easy hike.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

Great hike and work out with scenic views and a rewarding waterfall in the end

hiking
6 months ago

Very enjoyable hike. Very easy hike up along the river. Temperatures were fine at the trailhead but got a little breezy once you reached the falls. Great hike for all ages. Awesome views! The whole way. Many different varieties of scenic landscape along the way. Meadows, creeks, wooded, rocky, of course water falls. Definitely recommended it.

8 months ago

Great trail for all skill levels. Beautiful views and lots of wildlife. We hiked it in August and was fortunate to incounter a bear about 10feet off the trail eating berries. He just looked at us for a second and continued to eat. There wasn't much water in the falls do to the drought but a great day hike.

trail running
9 months ago

This is a great place to train for mid-altitude running. I ran this trail quite frequently a few years ago while training to hike Mt Whitney. If you are looking for a longer run, start at Lodgepole, run up to Tokopah Falls, and when you get back to the edge of the campground, run over to Wuksachi Lodge and back (Summer only - I've tried this during the winter, but there are many snow-bridges and its kind of easy to get lost on the trail between the Lodgepole Campground and Wuksachi Lodge.

On the way up to the falls, you may be fortunate to see a bear or two, which is always a cool site.

10 months ago

1 year ago

Quick, easy hike with a gorgeous view at the end.

1 year ago

Beautiful trail. Not difficult, but keep going until you get to the waterfall. Even though there were a fair amount of people on the trail, I did encounter a bear and her cub crossing on the actual trail. KNOW your Black Bear safety tips as directed from the park guides. Several people came upon the scene and got too close, which startled the bears and the mother bear "bluff charged." Ultimately, none were harmed and the bear did not attack, but it was not an event I would like to relive.

hiking
1 year ago

Great family trail... plenty of elevation change and distance for a morning or afternoon adventure. Arrive at falls with beautiful pool below to swim in. Very cold water - so quite refreshing in the summer months. Enjoy the wild-flowers, shade and sunny portions. even trail until the final 1/4 mile - rocky. You'll see marmots (watch your packs they tend to like to pillage) and be ready to jump in the pool!

1 year ago

Pretty terrific trail. When you get to see bears and marmots and a waterfall, what's not to like? Well, maybe the lack of water... After this NP trip,I'm more concerned for our environment than ever.