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Potwisha Campground Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Three Rivers, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 160 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Walking

Running

River

Views

Wild flowers

No dogs

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Contact
Getting There

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

Directions from Ash Mountain Entrance: Follow Highway 198 (Generals Highway) northward 4 miles to the campground. It lies on the western side of the road.

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Reviews (56)
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Recordings (40)
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Timothy Wright
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Hiking

Great little hike. Be aware of Rattle Snakes on the trail when it’s hot out. Nice waterfalls and creek. Good for the whole family.

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Jennifer Parra
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Hiking

So so pretty and refreshing, but we had no idea which way to go ... also, I didn’t know it was actually inside the park so I had to pay the $35 to get in. Once we got to the bridge, we couldn’t figure out which way to go so we just went back. I took my boys with me .. 12y and 15y, they enjoyed it... it was a lot of rock climbing.

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Joshua Castillo
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Hiking

Great trail. Bathrooms at the trail head well kept. Trail is short but so much scenery you can’t but help stopping and touching the clear water, hanging out on the bridge, putting your feet in the sand, or jumping in the water. Would definitely go again.

Andy Hall
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HikingBugs

Cool hike featuring pictographs, a suspension bridge, and an early 20th century flume. Well worth checking out for a short hike. Looks like locals hang out by the river here so bring a trash bag and help out if you can.

Lucy Arruda
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Hiking

The best hike we have had. Beautiful scenery and the weather was absolutely perfect. Greg and I had a wonderful time. Love him.

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Kyle Campbell
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Hiking

Wonderful trail. Did a solo hike starting from hospital rock out and back on the potwisha. Awesome scenery and a great starter hike not far from the entrance of the park. Please remember to download your map layers before heading up to the park. There will be no cell service once you get there.

Edgar Ramirez
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Hiking

I come here often since I live close by. the trail is eazy. Short little hike,its fun and lots to see...recomend it.

Jaime Sanchez
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Hiking

Short and Scenically Great!

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Jeri Brace
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Hiking

This trail was cleaned recently. Nice for an easy hike.

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Darren Hardy
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fun hike

Christie Marie
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Hiking

Nice hike, but no trail markings at all.

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Jose Davila
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Hiking

Short and fun trail with an awesome view. The only bad thing is that it isn’t clearly marked.

Chris Alvarado
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Beautiful trail with gorgeous views of the river and relaxing sounds from the flume that was nearly filled with water. Amazing!!! Will definitely be returning.

Robert Camerota
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Camping

Good campground, late May, mule deer in our campsite, restrooms clean, easy access to water and trash, very quite about 9:00 pm, good family campground, be careful of snakes - tall grass. Everyone very friendly campground. Hike to fall took about 2:30 up and 1:30 down.

Marisa Kupiec
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Easy walking, the shaky bridge was fun, and we even found a spot of the river that was calm. Entrance to trail is not in the campground, but across the 198 behind the trash dump.

Bryan Aldrete
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, never really knew it was there but glad I found it. Really easy and has amazing views.

Mia Melgoza
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Hiking

Perfect for camping with the family. We went for a hike absolutely beautiful.

Michelle Cox
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Hiking

Hike is pretty easy and the bridge is really cool. I found a peaceful bolder and laid in the sun.

Jane Maldonado
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Hiking

My boys and I thoroughly enjoyed this trail.

Mrityunjay G.
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Hiking

The trail is just amazingly beautiful and very friendly for kids to hike. Loved it. The river is marked as “deadly” but it is beautifully inviting too. Walking through the rocks, over the hanging bridge, it’s just awesome.

Isabel Lujan
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Hiking

Easy hike and walking along the flume was beautiful. This trail took us to the swimming hole and a cool bridge.

Patty Rangel
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Hi!!!

Karen Powers
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Beautiful and easy trail that goes along the river and flume, along the side of the cliff and you get higher a over the river. It then ends (trail a little difficult to see once you're all the top) at a beautiful little pool with salamanders to have a nice picnic and just enjoy the quite. Very few people on this trail every time I've gone. I love this for a nice hike and picnic.

John Jimenez
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Hiking

Great lil hike for a date! Trail leads to a little waterfall and if you're daring you can go off to the right and hike along the boards on the aqueduct.

Dennis Parker
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Hiking

The trail to the suspension bridge and beyond is a very friendly family hike. There is some river access, but be aware of the danger of a fast moving river. The hike is pretty flat but you will have t work your way through river rocks. Over the years of being traveled over many of the rocks have become smooth so be careful of your step. Check out the views of the river and canyon along with the springtime wildflowers growing along the banks. At the end of your half mile hike you can cross over the river on a suspension foot bridge. Kids love the way it sways. If your staying at Potwisha camp ground, or you just need an afternoon out this is a good hike for everyone.

nack leang
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Hiking

a nice easy spot to hike along the flume.

Shaun Summers
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Hiking

My family and I hiked this trail in the early spring. We found fire salamanders in the creek and lots of toads and other animals. It was a fun walk and everyone enjoyed it.

Josh Moore
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Walking
First to Review

potwish...wishapot...the waterfall is awesome..one of my favorite swimming holes..tho is usually full of folks...

Adrian Enriquez
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Hiking
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Chuy Zamora
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Hiking
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