Explore Zumwalt Meadow and Roaring River Falls

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The Zumwalt Meadow And Roaring River Falls trail is a special place accessible for all ages, with a granite cliff on one side, a grassy meadow on the other, and a crystal clear emerald river in between.

The Zumwalt Meadow and Roaring River Falls Trail is a 4.1 mile hike in Kings Canyon National Park. You feel remote, even with a road nearby. The minimal elevation change makes this a scenic hike for all skill levels. Bring bug spray and wear long sleeve hiking clothing in August, as the bugs are quite active. 

This trail is most commonly hiked from March through October, as snow in the winter often closes the access road. 

Photos: Wayne HsiehDavid Prasad and Oliver Dodd

Distance

4.1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

475 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Chillin, Fishing, Running, Hiking

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Pleasant stroll

You can’t go wrong deep in the heart of Kings Canyon. Easy trail. So relaxing.

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