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Zumwalt Meadow And Roaring River Falls is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stony Creek Village, 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.

Length 5.4 mi Elevation gain 419 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Fishing Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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Note: Portions of the Zumwalt Meadow Trail will close as a result of flooding. Check in at the Cedar Grove Visitor Center for current conditions.

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

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Yvonne Flores
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Taylor Brunson
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HikingBugs

So gorgeous!

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Bleu Ford
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Xander Dale
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Brandon Kuhn
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Fun little hike. the meadow is closed still for the river part of the loop due to flooding but the back half is open.

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Danel Kearns
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First part of trail was disappointing. A lot of burnt landscape and lack of shade a little unpleasant in triple temp. Loved the rest of the trail. Constant change in scene. With this trail we also did the loop that was closed off in 2 areas and walked main road to get back to staring point.

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Bencherlie Long
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We drove up pretty early and arrived around 11am. It was a really easy hike and not too many inclines. Great views and scenery. Took a little longer than the estimated two hours due to pictures and taking in nature. Great hike for beginners.

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Patricia Decker
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HikingNo shade

Hiked on 7/8. I was pretty disappointed by how ugly most of this trail was. About six weeks prior the perk conducted a controlled burn, so most of the landscape between the meadow and the falls is chard and exposed, making for a very hot and unattractive hike. I started at Roads End. Half of the loop around the meadow is also permanently closed from some weather damage a few years ago. The roaring river was not impressive enough for the price of an ugly journey.

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Lea Valenti
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The waterfall is pretty, but the hike to the meadow is near the road for the first bit and the rest isn’t near the river. It was cool to see the burnt forest with new growth though. Unfortunately when I went on 7/4/20 the meadow was closed. If you also did Mist Falls, I would skip this because you’re just hiking back the way you came, just on the other side of the river.

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Kaylee Vandjelovic
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The actual meadow was closed when we went a few weeks ago but the little bit we could walk but beautiful nonetheless!

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Paul Nerland
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Beautiful hike! Part of Zumwalt meadow section closed but still a great hike and few places to get wet or out your feet in the water.

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Art Thomas
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Lots of fun. Today had very few people on it.

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Leslie Carroll
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This trail was easy and fun. A lot of ash on the ground and burnt trees. Coated our legs in black soot but still beautiful and worth the drive!

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Jessica Witrago
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Beautiful. Keep going back!

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Nolan Mayther
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HikingBridge out
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James Hayne
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HikingBridge outBugsClosed

We actually started this hike from the back country parking lot after hiking Mist Falls in the morning. This added a little over a mile round trip. Overall not a difficult hike, but there are some exposed areas with not much shade. The actual meadow section was closed due to the bridge being out. Semi-buggy, but no where near as bad as Mist Falls. Nice afternoon stroll and waterfall, but overall nothing amazing.

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Mitchell R.
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HikingWashed out

Ok hike, nothing extravagant. The loop was closed off due to damage too.

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Daniel Van Hoff
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Kara Brock
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boardwalk is closed. lots of bugs. ended up walking to roads end and back to trailhead for a nice hike

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Renee Young
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Nice trail A little hot at 4 pm but still very worth it. Many tarantula hawks along the trail, ( I am terrified of them), saw a bear, the waterfall was absolutely amazing, great short hike.

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Victoria Spiegel
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We did this hike from Roaring Rivers on Saturday,7/20. It was a fun short hike for the morning, but you still can’t complete the meadow loop because part of the trail is closed due to flooding.

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Manodeep Sisodiya
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HikingWashed out

While it's a scenic walk, most of the trail has been washed out and one can not do the complete loop. There are overgrown poison ivy on the trail so be on lookout. Viewes from the Meadows are spectacular and one should plan to spend time at the small beach

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Brett Acuff
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HikingBridge out

A good portion of the Zumwalt Meadow hike is under water due to Mother Nature rerouting the river. This means you cannot complete the loop. NPS has the bridge part of the trail blocked off for the safety of visitors. This really cuts down on what you’re able to see and that’s why I gave it three stars. I bet it would be a really awesome hike if the trail wasn’t flooded. Please be advised, you will not be a key to complete the entire hike if you decide to check this one out.

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Mishell Higgins
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Great hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end!

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David Garcia
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Washed out

Most of the meadow is under water at this point but you can still see it from above. Its fine we saw a much more beautiful and larger meadow in Paradise Valley just before upper paradise camp. That meadow was the best area in Paradise Valley!

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