Marble Fork Trail to Marble Falls is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November.
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.
It was tough going the one way up for me because it was mostly uphill but the waterfall at the end of it is totally worth it. Took 1.5 on way up, 1 hr down. At this time conditions are nice. Lots of shade at the end portion near waterfall.
Great hike. Not too challenging. Perfect amount of time and a waterfall at the end is always a nice treat. bring your inner tube. There's a man made channel that looks like it would make a great lazy river.
Hiked today in the rain, sleet, snow and hail... even heard thunder snow! Lots of green popping up! The falls were amazing!
Really nice terrain and solid ground. A little tuff at first but a very good work out!
Hiked on 2-2-17 A solid hike i have done this hike a couple times before and it is wonderful worth the 3.7 miles to the waterfalls one thing i noticed this time around were the ticks so many of the them hanging on to the grass if you stopped and looked close you would see alot i ended up with one on my chest when i got too the falls i noticed him and removed it i would strongly recommend a tick spray i heard Permethrin is good for that just a heads up
It was nice hiking this time of year, it has been a few years since we have had this much water. It was nice to hike this without the summer heat. Great day hike.
This trail is not meant for hiking in the night nor is any trail for that matter! So make sure and get to your destination leaving you with plenty of daylight to return while you can see! Lol! This is a moderate trail, for those who considerate easy my hats off to you. But a BEARRY x(3) experience!!!!!!
Marble Falls in winter is amazing. The river is still running but is pretty small so instead of an amazing large waterfall you get to waslk on and explore the actual marble bed of the falls. you have to scramble for 5 minutes over some boulders at the end of the trail. Just continue upwards andc you will be rewarded. The marble looks like snow. If you go post pics as I didn't have my phone with me Look for the "turkey leg" formation
I wouldn't classify this hike as an "easy" hike, but more of a "moderate" hike. I'm not saying it's Mt Whitney hard, but it's not Big Tree Trail easy either. The terrain varies from smooth path to smaller rocks to larger rocks to tree roots to leaves covering the path. It's narrow as well, maybe 2 feet wide most of the way up. And once you get within a mile from the falls, the mosquitoes get pretty persistent and annoying. Avoid bug spray as I swear it attracted more of them, just keep moving. It didn't help that we started this hike in the early afternoon either as the temperatures rose over 90 degrees. It felt more like a jungle hike (heat and greenery views), the closer we got to the falls. But once you actually get to the falls, it's worth it. There was nobody there at all and this was Labor Day weekend, though we did see a couple groups going up to the falls on our way down. Saw a couple fish swimming in one of the small pools. It would be a great place to backpack and spend the night. It's more of a forgotten hike, since everyone keeps driving along the Generals Highway to more popular spots and misses it. Day hikers should park across the Generals Highway from Potwisha Camp ground, look for a sign that says Dump Station and park there. There are bathroom facilities there.
Great hike. You're pretty much going up most of the way in so its a little more difficult. The way back is cake. Takes about 2.5 hrs if your at a decent pace. The end is beautiful with nice waterfalls and nice places to lookout as you're hiking in.
Falls were spectacular. Undergrowth encroaches on the trail a lot. Still enjoyable hike.
Hiked it at the end of May. Not only was the waterfall going full blast, most of the trail was lined with wild flowers. For us, the climb wasn't that bad.
If you use the app, the GPS directions will take you about four miles too far, and tell you have arrived when you are in the middle of the road. The written directions above work much better.