Paradise Creek Trail is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from October until May.

Length5.5 miElevation gain1,007 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingFeeNo 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.

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Erikka Eaton
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Reut Feldman
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Gavorg Gharibian
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I thoroughly enjoyed the trail and I met very nice people on my way and back.

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Stephanie Chavez
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Neil Dinsay
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Lots of poison oak and biting bugs. Long pants and bug spray required. Paradise creek drys out close to end of trail.

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Camille Lim
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Crossed the stream a couple times. It’s hard to tell where the trail goes because there’s a few forks. The trail ends at now distinct point so you can stop at a creek or keep going! Beautiful scenery. We took many breaks.

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Elena Turner
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HikingBlowdownBugsOver grown

This was overall a lovely hike - it includes views of Moro Rock, and the canyon at many points. The path is primarily shady although I would certainly recommend wearing pants to avoid getting poison oak. There are a number of fallen trees on the trail, most significantly, two large ones that take some maneuvering to get over/under. We stopped at the first creek crossing, about a mile into the trail, for lunch - a nice spot to take a break! To get to this trail from the Hospital Rock picnic area, there’s a 0.6mile road that takes you to the Buckeye Flat campgrounds, which is not a big highlight.

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Megan Chicoine
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

Overall the trail was beautiful! There was a TON of poison oak and the trail had a few trees down towards the end. The last 1/2 mike is overgrown.

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Jessica Witrago
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Very dry, but creek is very chill.

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Toni Bromell
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Pretty easy trail with lovely views. Ran into 2 spots where trees were down over the trail so had to scramble a bit but nothing to serious. Saw a few deer, a salamander and tons and tons of lady bugs. There were also 2 little creek crossing but again nothing to serious.

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Aleen Salazar
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HikingBugsOver grown

It was an interesting hike. you have to cross the river a few times. We didn't reach the end of the trail but on the way back we ran into a Momma bear and a baby bear. It was scary but cool at the same time. We went there mid October

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Joshua Flickinger
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The real stars of this trail are the newts, but you have to know when and where to look.

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Danielle Brinson
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There is a lot of bugs and the trial gets hard to follow. The view was beautiful.

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Oscar Chiquete
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Hard to find the real trail at night me Chris mike Anthony ant jr.

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Seavron Banus
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HikingBugsOver grown

Great if you are camping at buckeye flat and want to just go a little ways to one of the two swimming holes. After that trail is more overgrown and doesn’t have views or water like other options in the park.

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Samantha Zuber
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HikingBugsOver grownWashed out

Absolutely horrible of a trail. We tried to get away from the more heavily trafficked hiking trails with this one, but everything was so overgrown and there were a HORRIBLE amount of bugs. We had to keep moving as fast as we can because if we stood still for even 30 seconds we would be consumed by bugs. Over 3 hours on this trail and we were the only ones there. There are two river crossings, which look to be fine, except there are no stepping stones or anything of the sort to cross on. We ended up having to wade knee-deep through water four times (two river crossings, plus both there and back). The so-called “waterfall” at the end is the saddest excuse for a waterfall we’ve seen. Barely a trickle of water over a rock, while other parts of the hike had gushing water. Do yourself and favor and avoid this trail at all costs.

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Claudia Gudiño
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hiked on an overcast day in May. It was a fresh day, it got chilly towards the end. A paved road from the hospital rock parking lot leads to the buckeye campground and the trailhead starts there. There is a wooden bridge to cross over and beautiful views all around. Very lush and green, and the water was roaring. When we got to the 2.3 mi mark the river was too high to cross without submerging our boots in the water. There was a path were an eroded/overgrown trail could still be followed from the left side of the river. There are a few slick rocks to watch out for and plenty of bushwhacking. We explored the overgrown path but decided to turn around since the weather was showing signs of rain. we headed over to the River view for some burgers. Great hike :-)

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Trayce Pedro
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Loved this hike and wish we could have taken it all the way to the end. We crossed one bridge and two tiny creeks. But then we got to a large creek crossing at about a mile and a half and we turned back. The crossing was too deep, wide, and slippery. With the water running so fast, we decided to not even risk it. But the trail was beautiful with lots of shade, stellar views of the river, and best of all, no people. I want to try this again in the early fall with the snowmelt over. Off the beaten path and highly recommended.

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Jeri Brace
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Great trail for beginners looking to stretch their legs without too much hassle. A large trail sign at the entrance to Buckeye Flats campground marks the beginning of the trail. Nearby bathrooms are available when campground is open.

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Maria-Mercedes Davidian
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My husband and I went on this hike today March 24th and it was beautiful the river was huge lots of water sun was shining all day it was absolutely perfect.

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