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 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

kid friendly

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.

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10 days ago

Very nice trail, some washout in a few spots but totally tolerable. Somewhat busy (midday Sunday) I saw 4-5 groups had turned around and 3-4 more on their way up as I descended. Got pretty chilly at the top near the falls.

Hiked this today. Beware: Ticks and Foxtails. Had to go directly to the Vet for foxtail in dogs ear and picked ticks off both of us even after taking precautions. Other than that it was a great trail and the river was raging.

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1 month ago

Love this trail. 7.8 mile total. 2,800 elevation gain. Not kids friendly. Pretty tough , single trail over the drop off. Last 200 ft you have to scramble over rocks . View of the falls are amazing. It was foggy , misty and raining on May 17,2017 . Saw a few hikers on trail otherwise pretty isolated. Watch out for poison oaks and ticks. We had no problem but there are abundant around the trail. Rainforest like area , tones of wild flowers all around the trail. Some creeks running across the trail. Really beautiful.

1 month ago

Great challenging hike.
Go early to avoid blazing sun. Bring lots
Of water And some snacks. Saw a rattlesnake, beware! I believe this hile was more like 8 miles rather than the 6.? They say here.. just fyi!

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1 month ago

This was a great hike, beautiful wild flowers and the falls spectacular with abundant roaring water.

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1 month ago

We hiked this trail on a Sunday- it is well established, and is moderate in difficulty. We did it with our 10mo old in a pack and up and back took about 4.5 hours with stopping at the falls.

1 month ago

definitely not the best hike but not bad for not driving all the way up

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2 months ago

This trail wasn't too bad. Just be prepared for inclines. Overall a good hike. Took about 2 hours to get to the waterfall at the end. Very refreshing tho.

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2 months ago

Good day hike, pretty easy. Climb up a bit and you'll find a nice pool to swim in.

2 months ago

This was a hard trail, especially after we had done half of another trail. It was really tough on the legs and ankles due to the roughness of the trail. Didn't help that the trail was all ascending until you turned back either. Heard and saw a rattlesnake way too close to the trail for my comfort (It was right off to the side of the trail). It did have some amazing views though.

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2 months ago

Wow. This was a tough trail. Maybe because we did it in the summer....

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2 months ago

hiked 01apr2017. ~65 degrees. the trail was mostly dry and there was about 40% coverage in the shade on the way up after starting at 10am.

the water falls towards the end are very nice. you can climb on the boulders a little which is fun.