Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Tokopah Falls via Tokopah Valley Trail

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(886)
Sequoia National Park

Tokopah Falls via Tokopah Valley Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 639 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Camping Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Partially paved River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
Description
Waypoints (4)

Like Yosemite Valley, Tokopah Valley was shaped by a glacier. This trail leads you under the canopy of pines and firs as you pass an occasional meadow and creek-crossings with a rewarding waterfall at the end.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (917)
Photos (988)
Recordings (728)
Completed (1916)
View user's profile page
Rob Grunbaum
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 18, 2020
Hiking

Nice easy trail. Take your time and enjoy the views. Mellow hike with not to many people. Saw a bear working his way down the hill into the river, that’s always a plus!! PLEASE PACK OUT YOUR TRASH. Sad to see trash and signs of humans out the trail. Don’t be that person.

View Rob's Recording
View user's profile page
Pamela Davis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 16, 2020
WalkingGreat!

Very easy trail. Took my 6yr old and teenager. It’s actually a little longer then 4 miles. No water at falls but a nice stream. No shade at the end but the weather was pleasant. A definite trail we will do again for a nice walk.

View user's profile page
Ryker Uvila
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 10, 2020
Hiking

We actually hopped rocks and climbed around on the boulders around the river for most of it. The last bit of the trail to the top we hopped back on the main trail. It was busy on a Saturday afternoon. The weather was perfect in early October, no bugs, lots of trout of all sizes in the river. Nice hike! Easy access from the upper campgrounds/lodge parking.

View Ryker's Recording
View user's profile page
Chris Morton
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 10, 2020
HikingGreat!

Very nice amount of elevation gain and not too strenuous. we were fortunate today to have most of the regional fire smoke clearing up allowing great views of the steep cliffs on the second half of the trail. not much water in the river and the falls at the end basically a trickle. still a lovely hike

View user's profile page
Samuel Valdez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 15, 2020

Great Trail.

View user's profile page
Ambar B Capoor
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 11, 2020
Hiking

An excellent trail for beginners, out of shape alcoholics like me and families with kids. Lots of water along the trail with plenty of pools and lagoons to play in. Please be aware of water levels and your own ability. The river is the main cause of death in this park.

View Ambar B's Recording
View user's profile page
Erin Campbell
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 10, 2020
Hiking

We’ve done this trail twice, once in the spring with snow on the ground, and once in the summer. Both times it was fantastic. Not too physically demanding, gorgeous views, and saw several marmots.

View user's profile page
Jorge Martinez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 8, 2020

Great trail. not too long or short. good variety of terrains. Waterfall wasn't much to see, maybe due to time of year.

View user's profile page
Danni F
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 7, 2020
Nature tripsGreat!Rocky

Such a beautiful trail. We went early in the morning so we wouldn’t have to deal with the crowds. Walking through the trail some of the areas seemed like a fairytale. Lots of ferns and trees. Even though the falls were dried up and hazy from the fires it was still a fantastic hike with beautiful views.

View user's profile page
Eva Rozsa
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 7, 2020
HikingGreat!

One of the best trails I’ve ever been on! Was a little crowded but it was okay. Trail was relatively easy with amazing views! Water fall didn’t have water but the river on the hike up did have some ponds to swim in. We saw a bear, but he was on the other side of the creek and was peaceful! Overall great experience!

View user's profile page
Hugo Garcia
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 6, 2020
Hiking
View Hugo's Recording
View user's profile page
il noh
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 6, 2020
Hiking
View il's Recording
View user's profile page
Bethany Nelms
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 6, 2020
Hiking

Great trail, we actually brought our 4 and 6 yr olds to do this hike and i wore our 10 months old in an ergo. Easy to follow and well maintained. Pretty views the entire time. Waterfall was nonexistent this time of year, but it’s to be expected. The trees offer nice shade during much of the hike.

View user's profile page
Bleu Ford
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 5, 2020
Hiking

I wrote all about this trail in this blog. Enjoy https://www.blogger.com/blog/post/edit/6961371587367992335/5139148114413339266

View user's profile page
Lem Gonzales
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 5, 2020
Hiking

It’s Labor Day weekend, and the water barely trickles. Will definitely return in the spring.

View Lem's Recording
View user's profile page
Linda Tran
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 5, 2020
Hiking
View Linda's Recording
View user's profile page
Noel "OldSchoolNoe"
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 4, 2020
Hiking

Filmed a quick guide youtube.com/watch?v=GuFFqKSkIac Waterfall is just a trickle but the sights are worth seeing.

View user's profile page
Miky Di
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 1, 2020
Hiking

Very entertaining. Waterfall is completely dry but still had lots of fun

View Miky's Recording
View user's profile page
Julio Najera
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 1, 2020
HikingGreat!

it's a nice paced trail with some hard parts. The water fall at the end, and the pond at the bottom. It's icy cold, but worth the 15 ft jump in.. First hike 18 years ago with my 4 year old daughter. Before she heads to College, we will be doing it again.

View user's profile page
Chris Gordon
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 31, 2020
Hiking

Great hike. Done in the snow in March and late August. Much prefer the snow over the dry

View Chris's Recording
View user's profile page
Rich Gough
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 30, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful hike.

View Rich's Recording
View user's profile page
Rich Gough
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 30, 2020
Hiking
View Rich's Recording
View user's profile page
Cecilia Garcia
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 30, 2020
HikingRocky
View Cecilia's Recording
View user's profile page
Ela Tabucao
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 30, 2020
HikingScramble

Not much of a waterfall this time of year but there were plenty of spot to go down to the stream. Trail was easy to follow.

View user's profile page
Kyle G
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 29, 2020
Hiking

Nice hike, but the waterfall was dried up.

View Kyle's Recording
View user's profile page
Oscar Chiquete
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 28, 2020
Hiking

Everything

View Oscar's Recording
View user's profile page
James Lin
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 28, 2020
Hiking
View James's Recording
View user's profile page
John Velasco
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 28, 2020
Hiking
View John's Recording
View user's profile page
Bernard Tolentino
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 26, 2020
Hiking

Moderate hike, great views, rocky, fallen tree, bird watching, deer roaming and shady

View Bernard's Recording
Showing results 1 - 29 of 917