Zumwalt Meadow And Roaring River Falls

EASY 58 reviews

Zumwalt Meadow And Roaring River Falls is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dunlap, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
291 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers, California 93271-9700 By Phone:1-559-565-3341 By Fax:1-559-565-3730

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome easy flat hike in King’s Canyon. Flat. Loved the meadow board walk and rock sections.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike. Views of rock falls, stream and forest. Feels remote even though there's a road very nearby.

hiking
7 months ago

It's beautiful! It's a short little hike with little to no elevation change and great for families. You are plopped right down in the middle of a meadow with these huge granite mountains surrounding you. When we were there (late August), the bugs were unbearable. It's worth noting because without spray and long sleeved light weight hiking clothes that we wore we won't have been able to do the hike.

hiking
7 months ago

The Roaring River Falls is a short easy walk, well worth it.

7 months ago

nice little hike for my aging parents. waterfall and river in full effect.

hiking
8 months ago

If you're pressed for time or don't want to do much hiking, start at the falls parking lot and walk a couple minutes in and back. Go to the meadow, do the loop and then walk along the river towards the falls for a bit. Those are the most interesting sections in my opinion. We hiked the full thing.

8 months ago

great trail through a boulder field and meadow... what i would consider a great beginner trail running experience if i was a runner... just enough of a workout after some higher elevation hikes... wild berries were starting to produce...

hiking
9 months ago

Easy stroll thru the park. I took my parents (in their 60’s), so was a bit difficult /tiring for them.

9 months ago

Zumwalt Meadows is flooded so we couldn't finish the loop. Nice spots along the river to watch the white water flow. Overall an ok trail

hiking
10 months ago

June 2017: lots of white water, the river is full.

10 months ago

Nice views. Good easy trail. Watch out for weak trees.

10 months ago

I enjoyed this trail. Got to stop and take nice pictures. Also got to see great views of the rock!

10 months ago

With granite cliff on one side, grassy meadow on the other, and briefly alongside the crystal clear emerald colored river, this trail is a real gem.

10 months ago

Lovely walk and saw lots of wildlife

11 months ago

Nice walk from roaring River Falls but the meadows is quite flooded at the moment.

hiking
Thursday, March 02, 2017

great little hike to get loosened up for longer ones. Roaring river falls is always worth sitting at for a while. Stopped on the bridge over the South Fork and saw a guy in a wet suit body surfing down river through the rapids. Crazy. easy walking

Monday, November 21, 2016

Very kid friendly and easy for my jogging stroller as well! Kids loved it, fun rocks to climb on.

Monday, October 10, 2016

It is absolutely a nice easy walk. One thing I want to correct thought - Dogs are NOT allowed on the trail. It says they are allowed on leash but once you get there you'll see the sign no dogs allowed on trail. We found out the hard way and one of us had to stay with the pup

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

One of the most peaceful hike I have ever done. Great energy, easy, quiet, beautiful, awesome place for meditation

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I have done this short hike several times. Very beautiful views easy for most people.

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

We visited during fire season in 2006 and the valley was a bit smoky. Trailhead is 4.5 miles past the Cedar Grove Village turnoff; trail is the most popular day hike in the Cedar Grove area according to Fodor's and local rangers - probably because it's flat, short and an easy 1.5 mile loop. Nice stroll after a long haul down the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway; has a cool suspension bridge over the Kings River, a scenic boardwalk skirting a marsh, a picturesque meadow, some good size boulders and views up to the ridges of the Sierras, notably Grand Sentinel and North Dome [similar to named domes in Yosemite which are "not to miss" hikes]. The meadow gave me a boxed in feeling, and I'd suggest taking a longer hike if you have time to a view (e.g. Hotel Creek trail to Cedar Grove viewpoint starting back at CG Village). As others have said, this is a great place to stretch your legs.

hiking
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Beautiful and peaceful. Very easy but lots to see.

hiking
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Nice, easy trail.

hiking
Sunday, February 22, 2015

I've done this hike almost every year since childhood. It's been a few years now but I'm coming back this summer and I plan on going again!!! Both hikes are just gorgeous and well worth it! Especially because we always saw wildlife.

hiking
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I was the only hiker on the trail. which make the hike very relaxing. It is an easy hike with impressive views of the mountains nearby. i saw some bear scat near the river.

hiking
Sunday, March 16, 2014

very easy hike, just as pretty as Yosemite with half the people. must see if its your first time to kings canyon.

hiking
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Zumwalt Meadow is as beautiful as the pictures! The latter part of the hike is much more interesting than the beginning though.

hiking
Monday, August 26, 2013

If you just want to get out of the car to stretch your legs and take in the sights, this is a great hike. Not very challenging, with a few different types of terrain and spectacular views on a sunny day when you can see the mountains and fields in full color. Pretty people-heavy, though.

hiking
Friday, August 23, 2013

Always a good chance to see a bear near Zumwalt Meadow! Usually it is close to the river, but we were there in late July and saw a bear on the other side of the meadow near the rockslide.

walking
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I am sorry Stephanie, but it is a long the south fork of the Kings River. It is an easy hike with wildflowers in the spring. There are still a few wild roses late into August. On weekends during the summer it can be quite busy. It lightens up after schools begin and Labor Day weekend is the last hoorah for a lot of people so you might find the campgrounds full.

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