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Best trails in Kings Canyon National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Kings Canyon National Park, California? AllTrails has 62 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 33 hard trails in Kings Canyon National Park ranging from 14.5 to 233.7 km and from 1,349 to 4,412 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
John Muir considered Kings Canyon as a rival to Yosemite Valley. The view of the canyon is breathtaking and a portal to extensive hiking opportunities. Home to granite peaks and wild rivers, giant sequoia groves and the General Grant Tree (the world's second largest), Kings Canyon National Park should be on every hikers "to do" list. The park is open 24 hours a day, all year round. There will be closures, however, depending on weather conditions. Fees: Vehicle Pass - $35.00 This pass is valid for 1-7 days and includes everyone traveling in a single vehicle for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument. You can purchase this pass in advance at www.yourpassnow.com. Individual Entry Pass - $20.00 This entry fee is for a single person traveling on foot or by bicycle. It is valid for 1-7 days in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument. Non-Commercial Group - $15.00 Groups traveling in a bus or vehicle with a capacity of 16 persons or more are charged per person. People 15 years old or younger, drivers hired for transportation only, or anyone with a pass that may be used for park entry is exempt from paying the entrance fee. Motorcycle Pass - $30.00 This pass is valid for 1-7 days and includes everyone traveling on a motorcycle, scooter, or similar motorized vehicle for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument. You can purchase this pass in advance at www.yourpassnow.com.
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Map of trails in Kings Canyon National Park
Park information
Acreage
461901 acres
Contact
559-565-3341
Top trails (62)
#1 - Mist Falls
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 12.9 km • Est. 3 h 5 m
This popular route starts along the sandy Cedar Grove Trail, and then takes a left (north) onto the Mist Falls Trail. The trail is mostly moderate until the end, where there is a quick 600 foot gain tShow more
#2 - Rae Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 66.6 km • Est. Multi-day
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#3 - General Grant Loop Trail [CLOSED]
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 0.8 km • Est. 13 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#4 - Paradise Valley Trail [CLOSED]
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 27.5 km • Est. 8 h 54 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#5 - Zumwalt Meadow And Roaring River Falls [CLOSED]
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 6.4 km • Est. 1 h 48 m
Note: Portions of the Zumwalt Meadow Trail close as a result of flooding. Check in at the Cedar Grove Visitor Center for current conditions.Show more
#6 - Redwood Canyon Sugar Bowl Trail [CLOSED]
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 17.5 km • Est. 5 h 52 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#7 - Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail [CLOSED]
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 2.4 km • Est. 42 m
NOTE: As of September 2019, half of the loop is still closed due to storms washing out the boardwalk. The Zumwalt Meadow Loop offers great views of the meadow, the Kings River, and the granite cliffsShow more
#8 - Sugar Bowl - Redwood Creek Loop [CLOSED]
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 10.5 km • Est. 3 h 39 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#9 - Hart Tree, Fallen Goliath, Redwood Creek Loop [CLOSED]
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 11.4 km • Est. 3 h 46 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#10 - Grizzly Falls [CLOSED]
Kings Canyon National Park
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Length: 0.2 km • Est. 3 m
Just off Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, a short and easy hike offers an impressive reward: Grizzly Falls. The 75-foot waterfall is at its best in spring, when the thunderous force is strong enough to pounShow more
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