Tokopah Valley Trail to Tokopah Falls

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Tokopah Valley Trail to Tokopah Falls is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
629 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

no dogs

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.

33 minutes ago

hiking
1 day ago

Nice hike through varied terrain up to the falls. A couple of bear-spottings by others coming back down, but we didn't see any. Nice view of the Watchtower from below.

3 days ago

Great hike! Gorgeous falls! FYI not stroller/jogger friendly! We did spot a bear next to the trail

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

This hike is relatively easy and why this trail is not popularly recommended ceases me. It was a beautiful pathed hiked, sometimes advantageous but with a great reward at the end. The trail is enveloped with mossed trees, the rapid river right-side illuminates with hues of green and blue. The terrain is beautiful and when you approach the waterfall,....awe-striking. Well worth the trek with the family.

16 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

The sign says 1.7 miles to 1200+ft falls and it was 2.5 miles (I tracked it) and the falls were really a rugged stream that spanned 1200ft. The trail was very clear and definitely a great hike for the family. There were some streams along the way where the kids played. The ending was the biggest disappointment. The falls did not "fall" as expected and the climb over to the water was not kid friendly or very adult friendly. I would do the trail again, but the main attraction was not even the best part.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice hike, but longer than it says here. Also, if you want to actually get close to the falls, you need to be able to navigate some big rocks. Wear good hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Beautiful scenery!

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

The hubby and the kids liked it, me on the other hand was very disappointed. When we almost got to the falls there were big boulders that you had to cross to actually get to the falls. So we were not able to get right really close to them. And as an added bonus it started raining on our way back so we got all soaking wet. The only part i enjoyed was that we seen bear.

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23 days ago

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26 days ago

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28 days ago

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28 days ago

Great hike! Long enough to feel accomplished at the end, but easy enough to bring kids. Right now, with all the water, it is beautiful the entire way to the falls. Parking lot parking in Lodgepole and a general store and hot food for after!

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Very beautiful and highly recommend! there's not much shade at the waterfall so make sure you take a hat, sunglasses and sunblock. Go and enjoy the Glory of God!

hiking
29 days ago

Not sure bout the easy part, at least not for us. And the 3.7 miles? ha! 2.38 from the parking lot to the falls. The hike was really nice and very scenic. We'd definitely do it again!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! The trail is mostly flat, only a few inclines and steps but great for an easy day hike! The falls are absolutely beautiful this year but you should definitely go soon because as the season continues there will be less and less water. It's not a secluded hike at all we saw people all day, but worth it regardless!