Potwisha Campground Trail

EASY 18 reviews
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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.

1.8 miles
160 feet

kid friendly



trail running



wild flowers

no dogs

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.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

7 months ago

My boys and I thoroughly enjoyed this trail.

7 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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

Sunday, May 28, 2017


Sunday, July 17, 2016

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.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

a nice easy spot to hike along the flume.

Monday, January 20, 2014

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.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

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

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Friday, June 30, 2017