River Trail

Cedar Grove, California 95709

River Trail

River Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The River Trail provides hikers an easy opportunity to experience the unique environment along South Fork Kings River. The towering granite walls of Grand Sentinel and North Dome—features that rival the more renowned works of Yosemite— complement the pleasant scenery along the riverbank. With shuttle arrangements, the gently descending trail offers a one-way journey between Roads End and Roaring River Falls. Even without a shuttle, the distance is short enough to allow most hikers time enough to go out and back."

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Fun trail with much to offer. It follows along the South Fork Kings River. Granite monoliths tower beside the valley. The trail wanders among boulders bull-dozed by glaciers. There's even a rock tunnel. Take the nature trail around Zumwalt Meadow. Roaring River falls thunders at one end of the trail. See my video at and visit

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Trail Information

Cedar Grove
Nearby City
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
May to November
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s The Sphinx
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018