Marble Fork Trail to Marble Falls

HARD 98 reviews
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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 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
1781 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.

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

Great hike. Lot's of bugs!

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11 days ago

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

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21 days ago

30 days 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.

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1 month 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.

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1 month ago

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1 month 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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2 months ago

2 months ago

I loved the hike; it was painful. If you are not in shape, like me, I would not recommend.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Completed this hike on July 13th, 2017. I would rate it as moderate, it wasn't very steep at all. VERY hot depending on when you go, a couple small creeks throughout the hike just big enough to get your sweat rag wet saved us. The trail is narrow and next to a steep drop off for most of the hike so I wouldn't recommend for small kids. Beautiful waterfall at the end with safe areas to get your feet wet, though the water is literally freezing cold so we didn't get all the way in.

3 months ago

Completed this hike in April and enjoyed it thoroughly. There was a low hanging fog hovering over the falls which was very cool. No crowds.

The parking sucks and I got bit by a tick despite dousing myself in bug spray. Other than that, loved this hike. I have no idea why it's listed as hard. It's not that long, it's not that high, and it's not that steep.

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3 months ago

For being my first trail, it certainly was difficult but was such a beautiful view! Underestimated it for sure, take plenty of water! Like 6 water bottles. The earlier the better, that way you have more time to enjoy the water fall

4 months ago

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