Thing to Do

Discover Tokopah Valley and Falls

A person sits on rounded rocks at the base of Tokopah Falls.

The Tokopah Falls Trail is great place to see the “classic” Sierra Nevada landscape. Sheer granite cliffs, a dense conifer forest, and a rushing river create a peaceful mountain scene. Hike along the river to reach Tokopah Falls, a cascading waterfall, found at the end of the trail. The best time to see the waterfall is in the spring and early summer when it is at its fullest. The trail ends at a viewing area near the base of the waterfall that is a great place to relax and have a picnic. This is a popular trail, so start hiking early to avoid crowds. The trail becomes rugged and rocky near its end, so hiking boots are recommended. 

Total distance out and back is 3.4 miles (5.5 km). 

Parking for the trail is located next to Lodgepole Campground in the overflow lot.

Backcountry Hiking
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Spring, Summer, Fall
Time of Day
Day, Dawn

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Last updated: August 3, 2020