Marble Fork Trail to Marble Falls

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Marble Fork Trail to Marble Falls is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Red Fir, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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. Dogs are allowed but be aware that there are foxtails.

6 days ago

Love it!

9 days ago

Trekking poles would be very good to bring on this trail a watch out for those pointy plants along the narrow steep path. Hard, but reward awaits at the end.

hiking
19 days ago

This trail was recommended to me by a friend, he said it was pretty easy and roughly 5 miles round trip... That was a lie, it actually comes out to be 7.4 miles (3.7 eachway) but it was a beautiful trail and I would definitely do it again!

29 days ago

awesome trail!
nice swimming hole at the end.

1 month ago

A good winter hike. Too hot in the summer. Lower part has alot of brush, but gets good towards the top. Nice hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for December. Loved the water falls! Cold as.

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! My favorite hike ever! I've done at least a dozen times and I still enjoy it. During the spring, the snow melt makes for an amazing waterfall. The hike features break taking views of the river from start to finish. The trail is very narrow with a steep drop off, therefore I wouldn't suggest bringing dogs or young children. Any one who visits Sequoia should do this hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike, the waterfalls and marble at the top made it very worth the hike. Would have had really good views if the air was more clear.

2 months ago

Did this trail in October. Still hard mosquitos, and was warm. Worth the hike.

2 months ago

Beautiful falls at the end really made the hike worth it

hiking
2 months ago

A great walk in the woods with incredible scenery. Not sure I would quite rate this hard but there are some narrow ledges with fairly big drops. Go slow and watch your step as you should do with any elevated hike. Highly recommended!

2 months ago

Beautiful hike. I was surprised at the amount of water in the river for this time of year. This hike is rated as hard but I wouldn't say it was too difficult. The elevation gain is gradual. Lots of beautiful views of the mountains and rock outcroppings. The waterfall is a cascading style with smooth marble rocks.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike to the falls! Mostly uphill on the way there! Take plenty of water! Had a picnic at the falls which made the way back fast and easy! Fuel the body :)

hiking
3 months ago

A great day hike. The waterfalls are nice and worth the time. And the stupid little flies never leave you alone.

4 months ago

This was a great trail. just enough challenge and great views. stupid little flies will drive you nuts.

4 months ago

Great hike. Lot's of bugs!

4 months ago

Was very hot; bring LOTS of water. Watch out for poison oak.

4 months ago

The fall is beautiful. Nice trail with enough shades. Only ran into 3 other hikers. Agree with recommending no dogs due to foxtails.
Flies are pretty bad last third of the trail. Seemed a bit longer than 7miles but would rate it moderate (not difficult). Definitely a trail I would recommend.

hiking
5 months ago

The marble rock falls is the best feature of this hike. In september it is dry and brown. Very little green and the bugs were very bad. A lot of foxtales so I don't recommend dogs. It is rated hard due to its very narrow jagged rock trail and a lot of brush. Hard on knees and feet so wear good shoes.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail... took it mid August it was hot and dry but getting to the end of it was worth it. The way back was easier totally recommend to intermediate just to push a little harder and take 2 or 3 (5 minute) breaks will help! We had water bottles and camelbacks

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