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Best nature trips trails in Kings Canyon National Park

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Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Kings Canyon National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of nature trips trails in Kings Canyon National Park
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Acreage:
461,901 acres
Contact
559-565-3341
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Top trails (47)
#1 - Rae Lakes Trail
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 41.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
You will need an update Wilderness Permit Application to visit this Park. Please find the application here: https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/upload/NoYear-Wilderness-permit-app5-13-2020.pdfShow more
#2 - General Grant Loop Trail
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 14 m
This short, family-friendly trail passes by the historic Gamlin Cabin and the General Grant Tree (the world's second-largest tree). Accessibility: According to the park's website, although paved and typically over three feet wide, this trail has some steep sections so is not considered fully wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller accessible. The steepest section is 6% at about 0.4 miles, by the General Grant Grove of trees. The estimated average grade for the trail is 3%. There are some stairs on a short trail that goes around the Tree (about 0.2 miles in), but that trail can be bypassed. There are benches along this trail for resting. In the parking lot, there is one designated handicapped-accessible parking spot, accessible flush restrooms, and water fountains. There are placards along the trail with raised illustrations and Braille explanations. The entry to the Cabin is a raised threshold so entering is not accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.Show more
#3 - Zumwalt Meadow And Roaring River Falls
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
#4 - Hart Tree Trail Loop
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 10.0 mi • Est. 5 h 3 m
#5 - Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 42 m
The Zumwalt Meadow Loop offers great views of the meadow, the Kings River, and the granite cliffs that surround Cedar grove. Portions of the trail are accessible to people in wheelchairs. Show more
#6 - Paradise Valley Trail
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 17.1 mi • Est. 8 h 54 m
#7 - Hart Tree, Fallen Goliath, Redwood Creek Loop
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
This is a gorgeous hike through groves of giant trees. Seeing the Hart Tree is worth the hike - very impressive. Trail is more of rolling hills rather than steep inclines. Lots of shade. Show more
#8 - Roaring River Falls Trail
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
A very short, shady walk to a powerful waterfall rushing through a granite chute. Paved, relatively accessible.Show more
#9 - Sugar Bowl - Redwood Creek Loop
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
#10 - Big Stump Loop Trail
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 53 m
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