Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail

Kings Canyon National Park, California

Distance0.9mi
Elevation Gain175ft
Trailhead Elevation4,993ft
Top5,060ft
Elevation Min/Max4979/5060ft
Elevation Start/End4993/4993ft
Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Fresno County, California. It is within Kings Canyon National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 4,993 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 175 feet. The Zumwalt Meadow can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Zumwalt Meadow to Roaring River Falls Trail;Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail.

Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The easy 1.5-mile loop around Zumwalt Meadow offers a leisurely way to become acquainted with the ecology of Kings Canyon. An inexpensive pamphlet, filled with interesting tidbits about the area’s natural history and sold at the trailhead, is a fine complement to the circuit around the meadow. The loop offers plenty of fine scenery as well, with fine views of Zumwalt Meadow, South Fork Kings River, and the geologic features of Kings Canyon, including Grand Sentinel and North Dome."

"The easy 1.5-mile loop around Zumwalt Meadow provides a leisurely way to get acquainted with the ecology of Kings Canyon. An inexpensive pamphlet filled with interesting tidbits about the natural history of the immediate area is a fine complement to the journey around the meadow.

Along with surveys of the verdant, grass-and flower-filled meadow, the short path offers plenty of additional scenery, from glimpses of the scenic South Fork Kings River to impressive views of the glistening granite spires and cliffs on the canyon walls, including Grand Sentinel and North Dome."

"Zumwalt Meadow is a lush, verdant meadow along the banks of the South Fork Kings River. The trail circles the perimeter of the meadow, from the talus slope of fractured rocks above the meadow to the moist, marshy forest canopy. Two granite monoliths, North Dome and Grand Sentinel, tower above the steep canyon."

Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail Reviews

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10/6/2005
Clockwise loop, starting 0.1 mi. east of footbridge: Elevated sunny boardwalk over marsh on the west; shady forest stroll along river bank on the north, continuing on the east; slight uphill through hard scrabble and quartzite stairs on the south back to the start. Total distance ~0.5 mile. Easy, great photos. (Note: The return leg of the loop doesn't show on the topo, but there's a trail sign marking it.)
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8/1/2002
This is the first part of the "Bubbs Creek Trail" listed elsewhere. Take a longer walk and get to the bridges.
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