Explore the most popular Waterfall trails in Sequoia National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Stayed at pear lake. Nice pit toilot on site. View from the watchtower is spectacular.

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muddy
9 days ago

This trail had amazing views, and the plants were really colourful and interesting. We hiked it in late November. This is in the foothills so no sequoias, but beautiful nonetheless. We didn’t allot enough time before sundown so we didn’t reach the falls, but would do again.

this trail is beautiful! it's one of my favorites & is doable by beginner hikers.

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rocky
10 days ago

definitely one of my favorite trails. around early spring is a beautiful time to go.

Did this as a day hike. Once you pass Bear paw meadow the views really open up. Staring up at the face of Valhalla was something special. Little water remains in the creeks.

This is a long hike but well worth the effort. I arrived at the trailhead at 8:30am and with stops at each of the lakes for photography was back at my car aroumd 4:30pm. The trail is well marked and there are even two pit toilets along the way. There's not many flat stretches, so be prepared for a lot of up and down. At Heather Lake you have the option of taking back the Hump Trail instead of Watchtower Trail, which was nice to add some variety to the hike. The views were incredible and I only ram into two other hikers. Snow was expected the next day, so not sure how much longer parts of the trail will rain open this late into the season.

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20 days ago

Quick, great trail. Did it Saturday, 11/16/19. Not too crowded. Drove right up to the trailhead. Viewed the hazy mountains and sunset in the horizon.

I did this hike 3 times this year. Once in the spring (April), once in early summer (June), and once recently in November. It is one of my favorite hikes in Sequoia. Not very difficult at all. A beautiful forest stroll next to a creek with an epic payoff at the end. It was best for me in June after the snow had melted, the wildflowers were in bloom, and the waterfall was roaring.

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bugs
22 days ago

Did this trial 11/16/19. Went all the way to Pear Lake. It was pretty warm walking up and I was in a t shirt, but on the way back, around 2:45, i had to put two more layers on. So I suggest to dress warm or have an extra jacket. Took about 4 hours to get up, with a short break at Heather Lake. And about 2.5 to 3 hours to get back. Very beautiful lakes and was so worth it, but my legs are BURNING! it was a steep climb up to Pear Lake.

Just did hiking today. Beautiful place it’s cooler and shaded Rocky Mountain at the end, creek is low in water but it’s not big deal... overall total ... love the place

Awesome hike today! Watchtower trail is open. Just went to Heather Lake. Beautiful day. A little chilly but was okay in single layer clothes. Took 2 young boys (12 & 10) they did great! No wildlife except for squirrels.

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rocky
27 days ago

Phenomenal views!! Quick and easy stair climb. If you’re tall watch your head on the overhanging rock faces.

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1 month ago

Awesome. Short. Fun.

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1 month ago

Quick 15 minutes hike with mainly steps. Views are incredible at the top. We timed it so we arrived for sunset. Highly recommended!!!

Wow, spectacular hike! The sun can get strong against the white granite walls, but the reward of some shade under the canopy of the trees is beautiful. From Crescent Meadow, there is a campground around 8-9 mile marker, and from there about an 8 mile round-trip up to the creek waterfall/overlook, where you can decide to summit up to Hamilton Lakes or not. Breathtaking and really a taste of what the Sequioa's have to offer, would love to return again!

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1 month ago

Loved it!! So pretty!! Quick hike!

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bugs
1 month ago

Great hike. Would’ve loved to spend more time at the falls but the bugs were awful - surrounded by a swarm that would fly straight into your mouth if you stopped moving.

Awesome hike yesterday! Clear weather, trails are clearly marked and in good condition. We took the Watchtower trail portion to Heather Lake, stopping to scramble up the back of the Watchtower for photos. We will definitely be back to go all the way to Pear Lake. What a great day hike! Started at 7:45am and it took us 5.5hrs with solid 30 minute stops at both Watchtower and the Lake (3 people age 35-45 in reasonably good shape)

Hiked it yesterday. Took me 6.5 hours out and back, including all the stops. The trail is mostly dirt and rocks, no scrambling, pretty convenient. No snowy parts. very short wet portions, you won't get wet or muddy if you don't want to, but depends on the weather of course. Came across very few other hikers (maybe 10) throughout the entire hike (Friday). The first 3 miles are a monotonous (and in my opinion - boring) climb. Not a lot to see. After that, spectacular views most of the way. Temps get colder as you ascend, but all in all the weather was great. The lakes are beautiful. I think they're worth the climb. However, at the highest parts (almost 10,000 feet above see level) I did start to feel a little altitude sickness (headache, fatigue), and even going back down got hard, so be prepared. There's no signal most of the way, so download your maps in advance. Be prepared for sudden freak storms. I hardly saw any wildlife - just squirrels and one mule deer - but a fellow hiker told me he'd seen a mother bear with her cub, so be cautious.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Rocky at the end. Not much water in the falls but beautiful just the same. No bears though, disappointed about that.

on Moro Rock Trail

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1 month ago

Worth every step!

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1 month ago

Easy and fun

Beautiful trail. Winds along the river through a canyon, so nice views throughout. The falls were nearly dry when we went on Oct. 30, but it was still a great hike, not too difficult at all. Definitely recommend.

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1 month ago

Shaded and perfect mid 40s weather. Ice at the bottom of the falls. Barely any water, but still beautiful and easy walk

Great easy day hike, beautiful scenery.

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1 month ago

great views!!

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