Paradise Valley Trail

Kings Canyon National Park, California

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Paradise Valley Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Fresno County, California. It is within Kings Canyon National Park. It is 7.1 miles long and begins at 5,144 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,482 feet. The Upper Paradise Valley, Middle Paradise Valley, and Lower Paradise Valley camp sites, the Mist Falls waterfall, and Slippery Rocks, Slippery Rocks, and other information guideposts can be seen along the trail. There are also restrooms along the trail. The trail ends near the Upper Paradise Valley camp site. There is also an information guidepost near the end of the trail.
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Paradise Valley Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Fresno County, California. It is within Kings Canyon National Park. It is 7.1 miles long and begins at 5,144 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,482 feet. The Upper Paradise Valley, Middle Paradise Valley, and Lower Paradise Valley camp sites, the Mist Falls waterfall, and Slippery Rocks, Slippery Rocks, and other information guideposts can be seen along the trail. There are also restrooms along the trail. The trail ends near the Upper Paradise Valley camp site. There is also an information guidepost near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Woods Creek Bridge, Kanawyers Trail and Bubbs Creek Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Kings Canyon National Park
Distance: 7.1
Elevation Gain: 4,482 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 5,144 feet
Top Elevation: 6,955 feet
Parks: Kings Canyon National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 5115/6955 ft
Elevation Start/End: 5144/5144 ft

Paradise Valley Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This outing takes you past the delightful Mist Falls and into tranquil Paradise Valley, which is nestled along the South Fork of the Kings River."

Paradise Valley Trail Reviews

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8/4/2008
Wonderful trip. Works well as a day hike or a backpack. The terrain is so varied and beautiful. Overall an easy grade, with occasional steep areas, but these are very short segments, well spaced. The scenery that you get for the effort is continually rewarding. We did this as an early season backpack with 3 kids to the Lower Paradise Valley Camp site at 6.5 miles one way. The trail was well maintained and easy to follow even in some mild weather. The trail is also well marked. A great trip.
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8/25/2006
Marvelous experience...paradise expresses it well: a land of an alternately cascading and be-calmed river (S. Fork of the Kings) passing through groves of towering pines and firs and flower-full meadows. Trail is well maintained and has relatively gentle grades in the long climb toward Rae Lakes.
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