Roaring River Falls Trail [CLOSED]

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Kings Canyon National Park

Roaring River Falls Trail is a 0.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar Grove, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 0.5 km Elevation Gain: 8 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

partially paved

waterfall

closed

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. A very short, shady walk to a powerful waterfall rushing through a granite chute. Paved, relatively accessible.

hiking
5 months ago

short walk to a cool waterfall. worth checking it out.

hiking
7 months ago

Not really a hike, more of a quick walk up a paved trail. Pretty waterfall and worth the stop and 5 minute walk.

hiking
8 months ago

Cool waterfall.

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty much a short, paved trail up to the falls. Pretty waterfall, but not really a hike. We actually hiked from Zumwalt Meadow once during the day, and the actual trail at sunset later that day.

hiking
off trail
over grown
9 months ago

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

This is not a hike this is a walk on a paved trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful and full this year!

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing!!!

10 months ago

Getting to the falls is a breeze. After leaving your car in the Roaring River Falls parking lot, just follow the trail though the forest and you arrive in about 5 minutes Roaring River Falls cute and clever name

hiking
11 months ago

Amazing to see how much power water has in the spring. River was bubbling from the falls

recorded Roaring River Falls Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Простая и легкая прогулка по асфальтированной дорожке вдоль речки до маленького водопадика-каскада. Не сильно впечатлило, но мимо проехать не стоит тоже.

walking
11 months ago

Short paved trail. Definitely roaring in late May.

hiking
Thu May 23 2019

Hard to get more bang for your ten minute hike than this one! Falls were torrential due to snow and rain. Don’t miss this one if in this area! Light traffic today too!

hiking
Thu May 23 2019

This river literally was roaring in early May. Loved it.

Mon Sep 10 2018

Beautiful falls but not really a hike.

walking
Tue Sep 04 2018

Short walk from the parking lot, paved trail with slight elevation gain. Nice looking fall, you can scramble down the rocks to get to the waters edge. There were some bugs flying around depending on where you were, but not bad.

walking
Mon Aug 27 2018

Easy paved trail, very beautiful and definitely would go back but during spring time.

Mon Aug 13 2018

Short walk to waterfall, easy to do and some nice views.

hiking
Tue Aug 07 2018

A short walk to a pretty waterfall. Nothing to go out of your way for but worth stopping if you happen to be driving by. I'm sure we would have been more impressed if not for the fact that we had just finished the stunning Rae Lakes hike, which made everything else pale in comparison.

Sat Aug 04 2018

we did this with a small modification, going from Zumwalt Meadows trailhead to roaring river falls. luckily we had someone that was willing to drive the car back to the Roaring River Falls Trail head and meet us at the falls. from RRF trail head the trail is paved and a gentle incline, super easy. the longer walk (1.8 mi) from Zumwalt Meadows at points we had to stop to make sure we were still on the trail. this was still an easy hike. Stroll along the Kings River, amazing views of the canyon walls. we were lucky enough to see a bear along the lightly trafficed trail. I would do this again, especially in the spring when the river and falls are really Roaring.

hiking
Thu Aug 02 2018

Very short walk on a paved trail. The waterfall is small but spectacular!

hiking
Thu Jul 26 2018

Would probably just be a quick stop for most, but is definitely worth it. A couple years back a group of me and my friends decided to hike to the back of the falls. There's no trail, we just followed the river back, but there's a natural bridge back there and has a lot of beautiful cascades and falls! Do not attempt unless you are good at climbing/swimming/navigating!!

hiking
Sun Jun 17 2018

Worth the stop. The falls are beautiful and easy to access.

hiking
Fri Jun 08 2018

This was pretty neat, and easy for a fat guy like me to walk it.

walking
Sun Aug 13 2017

Easy paved trail to beautiful and powerful waterfall. Lots of rock to sit on and enjoy the falls

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
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