Middle Fork Kaweah Falls Hike
The Middle Fork Kaweah Falls Hike is an enchanting adventure in the Sequoia National Park that we cannot get enough of. This amazing adventure travels through a swathe of land occupied by blossoming meadows, craggy granite mountains, and dense forests bisected by a picturesque river.
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Route Description for Middle Fork Kaweah Falls Hike
When hiking this trail, you can expect an immersive experience. Wander amongst a diversity of flora and fauna amid the forested canyon of the Kaweah River. Offering inspirational views, the entire hike, you will be preoccupied with your surroundings, so you won’t even notice your tired feet! As much of the terrain is exposed make sure to wear SPF and sun protection. Don’t forget to pack plenty of water or bring a water filter as well. The Park charges an entrance fee of $35USD per vehicle or $20USD per person for pedestrians or cyclists.
Setting out from the Hospital Rock, the Middle Fork Kaweah Falls Trail travels along the shoulder of the Buckeye Flat Campground Access Road—when the campground is open you can depart directly from there. Follow this route through the campground to the Middle Fork Kaweah Trailhead. Setting out from here, follow the Middle Fork Kaweah Trail over Moro Creek, climbing along the rustic path. Traveling along the ridges of the Kaweah River, you will be granted wonderful views of the Castle Rocks looming in the southeast.
As you wander amid the lush meadows vibrant with lupines and other wildflowers, be sure to take a mental picture. You will eventually reach the trail’s end at Panther Creek. Appreciate the mesmerizing cascades that adorn the Kaweah River below, then retrace your footing back to the trailhead.
Getting to the Middle Fork Kaweah Falls Hike Trailhead
Access this hike from the Hospital Rock Picnic Site off Generals Highway.
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