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, walking, running, and camping and is accessible year-round.

Length1.8 miElevation gain160 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyCampingHikingWalkingrunningRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeFeeNo dogs
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Getting There

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. Please note that this trail starts across from the Potwisha Campground.

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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Amy Goulart
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HikingGreat!

Was a fun little trail. Came to the end and you could see a little waterfall in the distance wish it went a little further so you could get to that waterfall. Little to short for me but overall fun.

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Tiffany Stover
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BackpackingGreat!

Great trail very beautiful. just wish it was a little longer, but that's ok still a nice trail.

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Monica Contreras
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HikingGreat!
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Freya Leon
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Nature tripsGreat!MuddyOff trailRocky

Beautiful trail

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Timothy Conaway
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Hiking

Beautiful little trail with great opportunities for swimming and jumping off rocks into the water, but also quite crowded at the beginning. The trail after the water, though scenic, doesn’t offer much in terms of diversity of views. Still, a good experience, especially for kids.

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Aaron Justis
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Hiking

The entire trail itself was terribly boring but when you get to the end it looks like you could see a big waterfall, but it was Aug 4th and it was all dried up. BUT you must stop at this trailhead/parking lot because the swimming hole here is AWESOME. Bad trail, good swimming hole.

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Michelle Frick
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*NOTE* the trail is across the street from Potwisha Campground entrance. The trail is poorly marked. We did not even realize we were parking at the trailhead when we were parking in the campground's overflow lot. We were unsure if we were on the trail until we saw the bridge in the pictures. The trail itself wasn't so busy but the river was. There were a lot of locals in all the big watering holes. My family went upstream and found a small piece of heaven to ourselves and out of sight of others. The scenery was beautiful and the water was refreshing.

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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.

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Rae Shimmel
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mia Melgoza
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Hiking

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

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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.

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Jane Maldonado
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Hiking

My boys and I thoroughly enjoyed this trail.

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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.

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