Monday, September 07, 2009

[Hike] Tokopah Valley and Falls - Sequoia NP, CA

Tokopah Falls is a easy hike that is right next to the lodgepole campground and, in my opinion a must do, if you are in the area (it is one of the most beautiful hikes I've been on).

The hike starts off from inside the lodgepole campground itself. The trailhead is just past the lodgepole visitor center. You have to cross a wooden bridge that runs over a creek (this creek originates from Tokopah falls, upstream). The hike is shaded all the way with tall sequoias on either side and you can see some very interesting peaks through them (including the watchtower and the face of Mt. Silman). The total hike distance (if you go all the way) will be about 3.8 miles round trip.