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Marble Falls Hike

Chris and I have been quite busy these past few weeks leading into the month of May. In fact, I actually went two and a half weeks straight without a day off working both jobs (I work as a psychiatric mental health nurse in acute psych, as well as working with the elderly population diagnosed with Alzheimers or dementia). Work can be exhausting at times but I honestly would not change it for anything else. On the first Monday of May, I finally got a day off and decided that Chris and I spend it up in the mountains. First day off and I still went out to hike/exercise? Why not, right?

Despite living close to the mountains for nearly half a year now, I only heard of Marble Falls recently after seeing a friend post about her own hiking experience. I was instantly hooked and decided that I needed to go soon! It’s located close to the Potwisha campground in the Sequoia National Park so the drive wasn’t too draining.

We actually got lost trying to find the hike as it was tucked away within the campground and we made several loops around it. We were close to heading back when we finally came across a park ranger who pointed us in the right direction. After following the ranger’s directions, we found the trailhead rather quickly!

The trail was shaded nicely but to be honest – we never finished the hike for several reasons: 1) Chris was also getting bit by insects left and right (his right arm was swollen for a good week after the hike after who-knows-what bit him) and 2) we honestly weren’t on our A-game that day (I forgot to read up on how long the hike was; forgot bug spray; forgot our inhalers at home)… It happens, especially when it’s been a while since you’ve stepped foot on the dirt path.

Despite that, we were able to enjoy the views and see nature! On the way  back to where we parked, we found a quick path to the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River and just sat there and admired the view while listening to the water. The water flowing through this park is honestly the cleanest and clearest water I’ve ever seen in my life.

We stopped by Lake Kaweah on the way home since the lake’s water levels are finally rising! You know what that means – almost time for summer lake adventures and some fishing! We grabbed some bourbon BBQ burgers as well and enjoyed that when we got home! We may not have finished the hike but it was still a great day spent together outdoors.

MARBLE FALLS TRAIL TO MARBLE FALLS

Length: 8-miles, round and back
Elevation: 4307 ft
To the trailhead: Take the 198 East, which right to the park, where it becomes the Generals Highway. An entrance fee is charged to access the park. Four miles into the park, cross over the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River and Potwisha Campground on the left. To the right is a parking area across from the campground that those not staying at Potwisha Campground can use for day use (like hiking to Marble Falls).

44 Comments

  • Pauline
    July 14, 2018 at 12:31 AM

    I love how you made the most out of your trip up the mountains anyway. <3 Although you didn't finish the hike, it looks like you had a good time.

    My mom is exactly like that haha! She works loads on her feet (also a nurse) then goes to exercise when she has days off haha!!

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  • Sophie
    July 14, 2018 at 4:04 AM

    Oh wow I’m so jealous that you live near somewhere so beautiful! If I was able to hike this I’d definitely love to knock off the gym sometimes and exercise and enjoy nature at the same time! It’s such a shame about the bugs though, the one down side of walks, they always like to bite me too!
    Sophie – https://sophiehearts.net x

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  • Colleen
    July 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM

    Oh man, forgetting your inhalers on a hike is the worst! Well, at least you got to spend some quality time in nature.

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  • Bexa
    July 14, 2018 at 8:44 AM

    It looks like such a fun little adventure! The views are absolutely amazing! It’s a shame Chris got bitten but glad you both had a great day together. Sitting by the water looks so peaceful and relaxing. Fantastic photos and great post, thank you for sharing Eena! 💖 xx

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  • Alys
    July 14, 2018 at 1:12 PM

    Wow you’re working a lot! Looks like you really made the most of your time off though, your photos are beautiful. I don’t know how you have the energy for all of that!
    Alys
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  • Nancy
    July 14, 2018 at 8:05 PM

    Oh man, you’re kicking but in both jobs! Even though work can get a bit exhausting, you’re gaining valuable experience and rack in that dough, ya? You live in hike city! Marble Falls Trail looks really cool! I like that there’s a lot to see around you.

    YOU TWO ARE SO ADORABLE WITH YOUR SELFIE!!!

    Is Chris reading this post? Hi Chris!

    Oh man, I know my boyfriend would LOVE a hike like this. Bourbon BBQ burgers sound so delish. Glad you enjoyed your time out there, girlfriend!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  • Geniussr
    July 14, 2018 at 8:17 PM

    Hope Chris arm would be ok now…even though you guys didn’t make it to finish your hike..at least enjoyed that breath taking natural scenery.. I love nature… gorgeous pics… thanks for sharing…❤️

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  • Annie
    July 14, 2018 at 10:12 PM

    Marble Falls is such a pretty name! I love nature walks. That’s annoying about the insects though. That always puts me off whenever I go on hikes! I love your photos! The scenery is so nice!

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  • stylefrontier
    July 14, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    this hike looks amazing!
    beautiful photos you have
    xoxo
    style frontier

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  • Rose
    July 15, 2018 at 12:58 AM

    O my god, these views are absolutely spectacular!!
    Again, I really wish we had these kind of surroundings close to us, but I’m afraid Holland is as flat as can be.
    An 8 mile hike is pretty impressive gal 😉
    Your stamina must be pretty good. I can also imagine that this is such a lovely way to unload the work stress. I work with eldery too.. Just in a different way. They call me for their incontinence materials and place their order with me.
    At the end of the day, I am happy to have this job so I can help them out. It’s so important to them.
    Another lovely post eena ^^

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  • Dorota
    July 15, 2018 at 1:52 AM

    Proper preparation is vital, I learned that the hard way as well, when my shoes hurt me so badly I had to walk barefoot for another 5 kilometers. Your photograhs of this place are so beautiful and you look so cute together! Hope next time you will reach the end of the trail.
    Dorota
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  • Kathrine Eldridge
    July 15, 2018 at 3:51 AM

    This trail looks so beautiful! That’s a pretty challenging hike at 8 miles. Would love to try it someday.

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  • Anna
    July 15, 2018 at 8:01 AM

    Looks like such a cool hike – never heard of Marble Falls before! So many national parks and cool hikes in the States and I´ve only been to the big cities like SanFran, LA and NY so far! Thanks for sharing – saved for my future trips!

    Have a great weekend!
    Anna
    http://atlifestylecrossroads.com

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  • Sophie Wentworth
    July 15, 2018 at 11:33 AM

    What a beautiful place for a hike! You’re so lucky to have this on your doorstep! I have to admit, I hate the bugs too. It’s the one big downside when walking somewhere like that. I always feel like I’m covered in them for hours afterwards too. Beautiful photos! x

    Sophie
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  • Missy May
    July 15, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    Life can be busy at times and that is understanding. Good to see that you made a great use of your time off. Such great views here and you two are so beautiful together.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  • Andrea
    July 15, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    It looks like such a peaceful place for a hike! Lovely landscape!!

    Have a great week ahead!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  • Kelsey Marie
    July 15, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    This is so breathtaking! The flowers are so beautiful and I’m obsessed with the scenery. It seems like you had a lovely time. It must be amazing living so close to such a hidden wonder. I’m happy I stumbled across your blog!

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  • Vivian
    July 16, 2018 at 12:28 AM

    Bug bites are the worst thing when hiking!! You got some fab shots though!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
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  • Lisa McLachlan
    July 16, 2018 at 2:24 AM

    Wow, you went hiking on your day off, kudos, all I want to do is flop, haha! But it looks like you had a wonderful time, even if Chris did get bitten. Your photos are stunning, the shots of the water are just beautiful. Glad you had a good day and thank you for sharing it with us! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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  • Emily
    July 16, 2018 at 7:50 AM

    8 miles is long! For me anyway haha. I am heading to Iceland in a month and I cannot wait to get out an explore like this! So much inspo.

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

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  • Kelsey Bang
    July 16, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    this looks like such a great place to enjoy! what a nice day out too!

    kelseybang.com

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  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's
    July 16, 2018 at 12:08 PM

    Busy busy lady! After all those days working indoors, I can see why you’d love to go on a hike on your off day! // Oh gosh, I’m the one in my family that gets bitten by all the bugs. I feel for Chris T_T // Also… his beanie!! Eagles!! I’m actually not really into sports but… yay Philly! // Ooh the water issss so clear. Was it nice and cool? 😀 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

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  • Christine Kong
    July 16, 2018 at 4:32 PM

    Wow this trail looks amazing! It’s so incredible that you work with the elderly! What a great way to escape the reality of life and get away and relax! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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  • Susie | Mile High Dreamers
    July 16, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    I love that you love your job! It sounds challenging and exhausting but rewarding at the same time. I feel the same way about teaching :). We’ve definitely had those hikes where just about everything goes bonkers, but you’ve just gotta laugh at yourselves and keep going. I love how positive you two are!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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  • Simone
    July 17, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    This trail looks amazing! I love to do hiking too, so beautiful to be out in the nature.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  • Babita
    July 18, 2018 at 6:32 AM

    Oh I so loved reading this post! I trekked quite few in the past! You make me to plan something soon, haha!
    It’s such a great refreshing and exercise, that helps us to embrace our stamina and strength! Right?

    Sharing my past trekking experience direct link!

    Hope you have a nice day!

    Xoxo Babita
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  • Mija
    July 18, 2018 at 8:59 AM

    We have a Marble Falls in Texas and it looks nothing like this slice of paradise!!! Whoa!!! How fun!

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  • Anouk
    July 18, 2018 at 11:18 AM

    I’d love to go on such a hike right now! Great green views!

    ANOUK

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  • Valerie
    July 18, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    Wow, this looks like such a beautiful hike! This is definitely the perfect way to relax on a day off! Also bourbon BBQ burgers sound really good! 🙂

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  • Jenifer
    July 18, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    Sounds like a great hike even if you didn’t make it all the way. I love hiking but being flexible and ultimately doing what makes your hike the most fun for you is the best. Nice to find your blog!

    xx Jenifer
    https://www.theevolista.com

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  • Irena
    July 19, 2018 at 4:55 AM

    Very nice pictures! I love the woods/nature vibes!

    The Gown 👗 http://www.thegown.cz

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  • mercy
    July 19, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    Your mountain hikes are refreshing for me as I never had this adventure in my adult life except when I was still a kid in the Philippines. You made it look so easy going to the mountains. Last week we were in New Zealand and we were driving in mountain ranges in the South Island and I was trembling inside to see the valley below. I’ve seen the clearest waters like this too but only quickly because we were on the car unlike you where you sat down and chilled, that must be so fun!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

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  • Rezina
    July 20, 2018 at 1:08 PM

    Oh wow the hike looks amazing! The view looks great. I don’t go on too many hikes but I’ve found that the views always make the struggle worth it, haha. And I think it’s okay not to finish a hike! It’s good to know when to push yourself and when to not.

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  • Heather Rowland
    July 21, 2018 at 10:43 AM

    This looks like such an exciting hike and you’ve captured it beautifully in these photos – thanks so much for sharing!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

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  • Zorica
    July 22, 2018 at 5:58 AM

    Every hike is super worthy when you get to the top.
    Great post.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  • Colleen
    July 22, 2018 at 5:28 PM

    This looks absolutely beautiful! Sounds like you had a great time 🙂

    xoxo
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  • The Exclusive Beauty Diary
    July 23, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Such a beautiful photos and nature! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Britney
    July 23, 2018 at 11:56 AM

    Wow, these views are lovely! I love the photo overlooking the mountains!

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  • Janine Ella
    July 24, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    The trail is actually beautiful! This made me miss hiking 🙁

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  • Sheena Sy Gonzales
    July 25, 2018 at 7:27 AM

    That hike looks so rewarding in the end! What a beautiful scenery and even made better with your perfect selfies! <3

    Sheena | http://www.sheenalovessunsets.com

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  • Mani
    July 28, 2018 at 9:38 PM

    This looks like such a scenic hike 🙂 I think it’s awesome that you guys take advantage of days off to be outdoors, it’s something I should probably do more often haha!

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  • Jessica
    July 29, 2018 at 1:13 AM

    What a gorgeous trail. Love the beautiful scenery., truly IG-worthy!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  • Maria
    July 29, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    Beautiful scenic photos, xo M
    http://savvynista.com/

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