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Marble Falls

 4.4 (13)

6.9 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


81%

Runnable

1,549' 472 m

Ascent

-1,549' -472 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

3,575' 1,090 m

High

2,162' 659 m

Low

Shared By Al Morales

Conditions


Bad / Closed 59 days ago
Be aware that there are large nests of angry and very territorial bees after approx 1.5 and then 2.5 miles. The first was about half a metre of the trail so not too much of an issue, but the second was right on the trail and completely unavoidable. Both my wife and I were sting multiple times - take anti histamines if you're going to do this till and be prepared to run past the nests. History

Getting forecast...

This trail ends at a beautiful cascading waterfall.

Al Morales

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

If you go beyond the base of Marble Falls, use caution. Water and slippery rocks are beautiful but dangerous.

Overview

One of the most dramatic trails in the foothills, this route ends at Marble Falls. It provides views of some of the most rugged terrain in Sequoia National Park.

This trail climbs 3.9 miles (6km) through chaparral to a lovely cascade. Park near site #14 at Potwisha Campground. Follow the dirt road across the concrete ditch. The trail starts along the steep bank to the right.

Runner Notes

Shorten your stride over wet rocks, or just walk. They get very slippery!

Description

Marble Falls trailhead is located up a small service road near camp Potwisha Campground Site #14.

Start on a service road for about 1/4 mile and make a right onto Marble Falls Trail, which is well marked. Immediately the trail is a singletrack climb. Expect several switchbacks during the ascent, which provide some nice respite.

You'll come across several shaded areas that offer a variety of plant life such as oaks, cottonwoods, redbuds, and dogwoods. There are normally several small creek crossings, but during the 2015 drought the stream crossings are non-existent. Be careful, as there are lots of rocks and overgrown vegetation on the trail.

In its most simple form, this route is an out-and-back for about 3.5 miles one way (7 miles overall). Expect an elevation gain of 1470 feet to the falls. Once you arrived at the falls be careful as the rocks can be slippery.

Flora & Fauna

Oaks, cottonwoods, redbuds, and dogwoods.

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