Potwisha Pictographs and Suspension Bridge

Visalia, California

Potwisha Pictographs & Suspension Bridge Professional Review and Guide

"This hike leads to an area by the Middle Fork Kaweah River that was once a Monache Indian village site. Bedrock mortars, formed by Indians grinding acorns and nuts into meal, and pictographs on a large overhanging rock, still remain. At the river are beautiful cascades over smooth rock, forming a series of pools. A suspension bridge spans the river by sculpted rocks and a sandy beach."

Potwisha Pictographs & Suspension Bridge Reviews

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This is a very easy half mile hike from the Potwisha camp grounds. It is almost entirely flat, but you do have to work around some river rocks. You can cross over the suspension bridge and find a wonderful swimming hole on right side of the bridge. You have to wait from the creek to go down before it is safe to swim in. You can walk right along the river, so be careful if the rocks are wet. They can be very slippery, and if the water is high the creek can be very dangerous if you fall into the creek.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
30 minutes
Mid-May to Mid-November
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (559) 565-3341
Local Contacts
U.S.G.S. Giant Forest
Local Maps

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Jun 2018