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.

4.0 miles
291 feet

kid friendly




nature trips






wild flowers


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

1 month ago

Right off we see a large bear with a deer going the opposite direction. Some insects, easy short walk.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail in the gorge by the river. No wildlife sitings, but fun nonetheless!

1 month ago

Loved our hike! Perfect temperature and not too busy. Clearly marked and very easy hike. Huge issue with mosquitoes and flies at the trailhead and continued along the hike

2 months ago

Great short hike. Little elevation. Saw three rattle snakes by the boardwalk in Zumwalt Meadows.

Roaring River Falls in Late August does not have a lot of water but still pretty during Golden hour.

2 months ago

Very easy and beautiful hike! Great views from the meadows up at the canyon. I hiked in the meadow and did some scrambling on the big rocks above the river. Would definitely go back again!

2 months ago

This place is beautiful and peaceful! It starts off at a waterfall. Looks a little to dangerous to get in. There are lots of nats and mosquitos since you’re walking along a pretty little river but, my bug spray from Walmart worked just fine. I fell in love with the meadow , there’s a wood walkway that takes you through it. We recorded 6.8 miles because we walked the whole thing and went around a extra loop at the end(by accident). My son is 9, it was his first hike and he did very well! This place is definitely a must see. (Also someone stole my go-pro from the bridge please return it

3 months ago

Such a beautiful hike surrounded by towering granite walls and the sound of the river accompanying us along the way. Very easy walk although we recorded 4.9 miles and 387 ft of elevation. A minor negative were the gnats that seemed immune to bug spray. Highly recommend this hike that all fitness levels can enjoy. 8/4/2018

3 months ago

So easy and so spectacular! Wildlife is very present here so be careful. Definitely a must see when the sun is rising or setting though.

4 months ago

easy and beautiful!! lots of mosquitos around sun set!! Bring mosquito spray cause we got ate up! Flat hike around the Meadow... great for kids and elderly.

4 months ago

awesome view

5 months ago

Honestly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.

5 months ago

very nice!

6 months ago

Caltrans has reopened Highway 180 past Hume that morning, so we decided to drive down to do this hike. Hike is easy and flat. The hike to the Roaring River Falls goes alongside the highway. Lots of bugs on Zumwalt trail. Very beautiful and peaceful hike and not many people on the trail. Highly recommend!

11 months ago

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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

Sunday, September 10, 2017

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.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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

Monday, September 04, 2017

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

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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...

Saturday, July 01, 2017

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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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

Monday, June 19, 2017

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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

Monday, May 29, 2017

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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Lovely walk and saw lots of wildlife

Saturday, May 06, 2017

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

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.

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