Things To Do, Places To Go, Sights To See!
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WARNING – Entering the river is dangerous; the water is cold, currents are swift and treacherous, and the rocks are extremely slippery. Fire Permits are Required for BBQ’s and/or stoves.
Upper and Lower Coffee Camp
Day Use Areas
Upper and Lower Coffee Camp Day Use Areas are located 9 miles east of Springville, CA, along the Middle Fork of the Tule River via State Highway 190. In spite of the name, these are day use areas only. There are 38 parking sites available; 19 in the Lower, and 19 in the Upper area. No trailers are allowed. Restrooms, tables, and BBQ stoves are provided. The day use fee is $10.00 per day per vehicle.
Photo Credit: Lower Coffee Camp – V. Gurrola
The Stairs Day Use Area
The Stairs gets is name from the flight of stairs that descends from the parking lot off Highway 190 in the Tule River Canyon. When you reach the parking lot, be prepared to climb down the stairs a couple hundred feet and follow the rest of the trail a little less than 0.25 miles to the river. It’s not a very difficult hike up or down if you’re in relatively good shape, but exercise caution as some parts of the trail consist of crossing rock faces with no guardrails.
Photo Credit: Wishon – M Hessler
Wishon Campground & Wishon
Wishon Campground straddles two forks of the Tule River in the Sequoia National Forest, sitting at an elevation of 4,000 feet. A creek runs through the site into the Tule River, which originates in the Golden Trout Wilderness.
Doyle Springs Trail to Wishon Grove
Wishon and Doyle Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Springville, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.
Alder Creek Grove
Alder Creek Grove is the home of the Stagg Tree, the 5th largest tree in the world. It is also the home of Waterfall, a giant sequoia with the largest ground perimeter of any living giant sequoia.