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Tokopah Falls in the Summer

After our first (unofficial) company hike, my coworkers and I planned for another hike. This time, we hiked the Tokopah Valley Trail to Tokopah Falls. If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, Chris and I actually hiked this trail last year with our friends, Abby and Jordan. It was exciting being back on this trail because the snow had completely melted in this part of the park and it was nice to experience this hike in a different season.

Chris actually came along on this trip since we went on a Sunday. Along with us were Fred, Thuan, Sam, Nicole and her husband Garrett, Will and Alan. I was excited Will came since he backed out last minute from the first hike we planned due to the high elevation and him claiming to be “unsteady on his feet” – safety first though! (See below, the highest peak was actually where we were during our previous hike)

We met at the Lodgepole parking lot at eight in the morning and went on our hike! It took our group roughly 50 minutes to make it to the falls and it was such a beautiful view. Since we experienced decent rainfall this past winter, the falls were quite lavish. We spent an hour taking photos and relaxed on the rocks that settled underneath the falls. Fred, Sam and Alan took a dive in a little swimming hole by the rocks.

On our way back to the trailhead, we passed by so many families with their young ones headed the opposite direction and that made me really happy – start ’em young! When we got to the parking lot, we all had different plans so we went our separate ways with Chris and I driving back to the city to grab some burgers at In-N-Out, which is starting to a post-hike trend for us.

(Front – Thuan, me, Nicole; Second – Will, Sam, Alan, Fred, Garrett; Standing – Chris)

It was a fun trail and while Chris and I have (almost) always hiked by ourselves, it was great to be surrounded by good company! Until the next adventure, my friends!

Tokopah Valley Trail to Tokopah Falls

Distance: 3.7 miles – out & back
Elevation: 567 ft
Trailhead and Parking: Parking is located within the Lodgepole Visitor Area, past the Lodgepole campground kiosk. From there, follow signs for the camping sites and the trailhead begins after you cross the bridge, to the right.

17 Comments

  • Nancy
    September 15, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    It is so cool that you have so many hiking trails nearby. Oooh, the views look amazing! it is so cool that you got to spend some time with your coworkers, good bonding time. The waterfall looks amazing! You and Chris are the cutest. It is great that there are kids who are hiking too. You can never go wrong with In-N-Out. All haters don’t know food, haha. Glad you had fun out there!!! One day I will get on your level ;).

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  • Hayley
    September 16, 2019 at 2:10 AM

    I absolutely love a waterfall – Have you hiked Vernal Falls at Yosemite? I think you would love it if you haven’t been there yet. Love the post hike In-N-Out trend!

    Hayley || hayleyxmartin

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  • Ashley_stw
    September 16, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Wow! The pictures are beautiful!
    There trails we have are all through marsh and wetlands. But if we drive about 4 hours west we can hike some pretty trails in the mountains. I do want to start introducing our 3 year old to the trails in a few years. When it won’t involve one of us carrying him for any significant period of time.

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  • Yara Mabote
    September 18, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Looks like such a magical place!! Lovely pics 🙂

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  • Angie
    September 18, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Lovely photos lola! Please take us to these falls someday <3

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  • Geraldine
    September 18, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Oh wow Tokopah Valley Trail looks gorgeous this time of year! The falls definitely look so lush, I love that I can see the little droplets flying in the pictures haha. I thought you had photoshopped that last pic because it looks like the sun’s rays are falling on the one guy on the left LOL. I need to get out there and try those hiking trails … and In-N-Out cause I never had hehe 🙂

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  • Kara
    September 19, 2019 at 12:50 PM

    I love that you go hiking with your coworkers! This trail looks perfect for a weekend hike and the waterfall is beautiful. And it makes me so happy too when parents take their young kid’s hiking. I’m glad you had a great time!

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  • Julie
    September 20, 2019 at 12:50 AM

    Burgers sound so good after a hike. It must be wonderful to be out in nature while the seasons are changing. Great photographs! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Radi
    September 20, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    It’s beautiful. Waterfalls in real life are amazing!

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  • MIca
    September 21, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    What a beautiful spot for a hike! it’s great you could go along in a big group too 🙂 Seems like fun!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend 🙂

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  • Chocoviv
    September 22, 2019 at 12:54 AM

    These are amazing photos!

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  • stylefrontier
    September 22, 2019 at 7:05 AM

    amazing photos and it looks like a great adventure!
    xoxo
    style frontier

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  • PerlaGiselle
    September 23, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    What a fun trip with wonderful views! It looks so pretty! Enjoy your week!
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  • Bexa
    September 24, 2019 at 6:34 AM

    Your photos are always so beautiful, Eena! This sounds like such a fun hike, and even better you got to enjoy it with friends too! Burgers sound absolutely perfect after all that hiking! Thanks for sharing – always enjoy reading about your adventures! <3 xx

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  • Karin
    September 25, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    What a beautiful trail! The landscape looks so dramatic with the cliffs and that amazing waterfall 😍

    It does sound fun to hike in a group like that. I can imagine it must create a different kind of energy than when you walk alone or with just one other person. And nice that so many of your coworkers are also into hiking! 😀

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  • Deborah Kos
    October 1, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    I didn’t know that Tokopah Falls was so beautiful. I love the amazing pictures. I like when people from a company get together and go hiking. It is not your typical company get together. It is a new and creative way to just relax with friends and enjoy mother nature.

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  • Mai
    October 4, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    It’s great that you have bonding activities with your coworkers like hiking! The trail looks fun and it’s great that it ends with a nice waterfall!

    Mai
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