Zumwalt Meadow to Roaring River Falls Trail - Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail

Kings Canyon National Park, California 93633

Distance1.7mi
Elevation Gain389ft
Trailhead Elevation5,029ft
Top5,029ft
Elevation Min/Max4855/5029ft
Elevation Start/End5029/5029ft

Zumwalt Meadow to Roaring River Falls Trail - Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail

Zumwalt Meadow to Roaring River Falls Trail;Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Fresno County, California. It is within Kings Canyon National Park. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 5,029 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 389 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and restrooms. The trail ends near the Roaring River Falls (elevation 5,085 feet) viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail and Roaring River Falls Trail.

Zumwalt Meadow to Roaring River Falls 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 to Roaring River Falls Trail - Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail Reviews

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Very simple and beautiful five mile hike in Kings Canyon. There is little elevation change and it is easy to get lost in the incredible scenery around you: a thriving, pretty meadow, gorgeous granite walls, flowing river and waterfalls. This trail is great for all ages and a relaxing trail of you're looking for a break from the more demanding trips.
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Trail Information

Kings Canyon National Park
Nearby City
Kings Canyon National Park
Parks
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s The Sphinx
Local Maps