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Tokopah Valley Trail - Sequoia NP, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Sierra Nevada
3 of 5 by 2
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 4.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,677 feet
Elevation Gain 581 feet
Accumulated Gain 701 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.71
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
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4  2018-07-10 fricknaley
6  2016-09-14 astrobrewer
10  2014-05-24 Booneman
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Jun, Sep, May, Oct
Sun  5:42am - 5:53pm
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The Tokopah Valley Trail is another popular within Sequoia NP for a number of reasons. First, the trail starts next to the largest campground in the park. Second, it's a well groomed trail that has an almost unnoticeable elevation gain. Finally, the scenery is incredible the entire trek with a huge payout at the end - Tokopah Falls. There are numerous places to stop and take pictures, play in the icy stream or hang out by the falls. Even though the trail is likely to be busy, it's well worth the effort to hike to the falls.

Heed the posted warnings and be safe around water!

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Most recent Triplog Reviews
    Tokopah Valley Trail - Sequoia NP
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    took a day to do some easy hikes and sightseeing in the park.

    nice mellow trail with cool waterfall at the end. definitely way more people than the previous two days but not overbearing at all. chilled for a bit at the waterfall. on the way back we found a primo swimming hole in the creek and spent some time there. sierra is always up for a good swimming hole! chatted with, then hiked out with, a couple of very nice dudes from toronto
    Tokopah Valley Trail - Sequoia NP
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    Quick warm up hike after setting up base camp at Lodgepole Campground before heading to Pear Lake. Very pretty walk through the forest following the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River upstream to the end of the Tokopah Valley. Lots of squirrels running around. The trail goes to the end of the valley where the river drops down from the high country as Tokopah Falls. The falls were nearly completely dry with just a small trickle coming down the granite wall. The On the opposite side of the river near the end of the trail is The Watchtower, an impressive granite formation with sheer vertical walls that stands over 1500' above the valley.

    Permit $$

    Sequoia National Park
    Sequoia & Kings - Fees

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Park in the large lot just beyond the guard shack at the Lodgepole Campground. Walk past the restrooms, go across the log bridge to your left, and the trail will begin to your immediate right.
    page created by Booneman on May 26 2014 5:22 pm
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