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Marble Falls Trail is a 7.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Stony Creek Village, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November.

Length7.4 miElevation gain1627 ftRoute typeOut & Back
CampingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeFeeNo dogs
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Sequoia National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $35 per vehicle or $30 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $20 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70. A great spring time hike through a deep canyon in the Foothills. This hike offers an abundant and diverse plant life as you switchback through shady, woodland chaparral. Oaks, cottonwoods, redbuds and dogwoods are skirted with a variety of flowers in the spring like brodiaea, madia, lilies and Chinese houses. The trail ends at "Marble Falls" cascading over polished marble.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers, California 93271-9700 By Phone:1-559-565-3341 By Fax:1-559-565-3730

The hike is best taken in the spring or fall months. You must be able to identify poison oak before you go. There are several areas where it crosses the trail and can be prolific at times. Exercise extreme caution around the river and waterfalls. The approach is slippery and the water can be deadly.

Directions from Ash Mountain Entrance Station: Follow the Generals Highway (198) northward nearly 4 miles to the Potwisha Campground. Turn into the campground, park in the day-use parking area and follow the dirt road to the upper end of Potwisha Campground. After the road crosses the flume, about 0.1 miles from the campground, look for the start of the trail up the hillside.

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Lorinda Pardi
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Gavorg Gharibian
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HikingGreat!

it was very nice hike, waterfall did not have much water but the river was roaring I enjoyed drinking that ice cold water coming from the mountains met a lot of exciting people and I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

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Clyde Lerner
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Great hike. A little dangerous at parts, lots of rocks. Park at dump station. Walk across to campsite. Walk through campsite to get to trailhead. Limited parking at trail head.

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Lauren Faul
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Great trail, well maintained. Start early to avoid crowds at the waterfall.

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Brianna Neumeyer
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Sun beats down on the side of the draws for the first half of the way up then it’s mostly shaded. You end at a waterfall which had a decent amount of flow. It was colder sitting out there because of the wind. Way back took us half the amount of time as it’s steadily downhill for most of it. Great for an easy day hike for the more experienced. Would be a little harder for new hikers.

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Lori Lackey
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Enjoyed this hike with a friend from the Bay Area. Parking was full, so we had to park in a closed space. Everyone on the trail was friendly and courteous Going to see if my daughter will go with me soon.

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Cindy Schwartz
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Really cool hike, the waterfall is worth it. If it's hot out you can swim.

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Bray Falls
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Nice!

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Hunter Tharp
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Started out fairly easy but the terrain gets interesting: narrow and rocky. But a great hike all in all, the falls are like an oasis

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Caleb Kindred
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This was a great hike and fairly easy! Recommend to check this out!

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Melanie Contreras
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Jessica Plummer
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Worth the hike up! The falls are gorgeous. Cant wait to come back in the spring. Bring lots of water. Saw some black bears (momma & cubs).

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Healah Rose
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Beautiful trail with views of the canyon throughout and once you get closer, the falls. Sections of the trail are narrow as others have stated, but totally manageable and well worth it.

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Adam Bronte
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Melissa Newton
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Enjoyed the hike. There is still water in the falls. Take some time and explore around. We found a cave by the upper pool.

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Jim Good
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Matt Yudysky
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The trail appears not to have been maintained fully due to covid which could be coloring my impression. The last quarter/third was very very narrow for a trail labeled moderate. There is a lot of loose/dry/fine sand which has swept over portions of the trail. This leaves about 6in wide of foothold in places with the potential for a mini landslide/cascade of dirt if you disturb it the wrong way. Only experienced hikers should attempt to reach the falls at present.

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Bill Murphy
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Very Nice hike Mostly uphill. The ponds and falls at the end are worth the rocky 1600 foot climb.

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Noah Ziskind
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Amazing trail. My dad and i love this hike. Waterfalls not as present during the fall time but still worth the hike. About 7 miles out and back. Mostly shady. Overall enjoyable

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Sabrina Pena
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Enrique Leyva
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Kylie Apostle
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This was a beautiful hike! The waterfall at the end was with the hike!! Took us about 4.5 hours, but we stopped a few times and took about 20 minutes to eat lunch at the waterfall.

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Katherine Cruz
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I headed out on the trail around 8:00 am. I had the trail all to myself. One of the park rangers told me to go ahead into the campsite area, that there was a small parking lot for day use near campsite 14. Sure enough, and it saved me some walking time. The trail head was right there. Gradual uphill most of the way there. In some places the trail was very narrow. Be careful because the trail was pretty buggy and you can easily lose your footing swatting at the gnats trying to die in your eyes. Just saying. The falls were beautiful and fun to climb around to get to all the views. Was pretty warm in the way back with lots of sun. Wear a hat!

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Hannah Rankin
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Thankful for the fall weather because this hike would have been miserable in the afternoon in the heat of summer. First 3 miles feel like they are just a steady incline in the sun. We took our time and it took us 2h in and 1.5h back. We took breaks often on the way in. Relaxed and enjoyed the view for at least an hour. I’m sure in the summer it’s a great place to swim and spend the day if you hike in before it gets hot!

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Ryker Uvila
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We hiked this on Sunday, October 11th. 50/50 shade/sun, minimal bugs, gorgeous views. Trail starts on the other side of the road on the other side of the campgrounds. There's a small parking lot at the trailhead that can fit maybe 6 cars. This was the beginning of October, but if you didn't start the hike before noon, you would miss the sun on the waterfalls, as it would fall into shadow. Pretty easy hiking to a very beautiful oasis.

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Azucena Hernandez
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It was my very first hiking trail and i loved it! It was quite something, a lot of people did not make it up all the way but SO glad we did. I found out strengths i was not aware of. It was a very rewarding experience

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