Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kanawyers, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The Zumwalt Meadow Loop offers great views of the meadow, the Kings River, and the granite cliffs that surround Cedar grove. Portions of the trail are accessible to people in wheelchairs.

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1 month ago

We hiked this around noon on 10/4/18. Temperature was in the mid-50s and it was sunny. Unfortunately, we couldn't do the entire loop because of trail closure for trail repairs. It's flat, the meadows looked like a wheat field as far as color and height. The part of the trail that was open followed a river which was pleasant. Short hike, nice views, would've liked to do the whole loop though as I think the trail that was closed would've had better photographic opportunities.

3 months ago

Gorgeous short easy hike. The drive to get to the trail is long but has fantastic scenic views of the canyon. A must hike for Kings Canyon National Park.

hiking
3 months ago

This was the favorite hike in our group that included people ranging from frequent hikers used to difficult trails to someone who doesn't like walking too far to a five year old who likes the idea of a hike but tires out quickly. You get a lot of bang for your buck in such a short loop - tree cover along a river, a little bridge, a meadow with great mountain views, and even a few rocks to climb on the south side of the loop. There are several picnic tables near the parking lot - it is a great place to each lunch.

3 months ago

Great short hike, easy to do with children and on a hot day you can even swim in the river. Atleast at Thus moment, half august.

hiking
4 months ago

A short, easy walk that doesn't offer the magnificent views that you get if you hike further out but it is a pleasant way to spend an hour or two, watching birds or just enjoying the lush green meadow between the rock cliffs. Definitely worth stopping by if you are in the area.

hiking
4 months ago

Kings Canyon is one of the best NPs I've been in...simply stunning, grand walls of rock.

This trail is right in the middle of deep granite canyon walls and is an easy, serene walk along a gentle river and thru a vibrant green meadow with these majestic rock walls as the backdrop. Nothing this awesome should be that easy, but it is...your legs won't get much of a workout, but your eyes will!

6 months ago

Very easy fun trail. Very heavy trafficked trail thay follows the river then meadow and loops around a beautiful rock fall that includes a tunnel to go through. I would barely even consider this a hike as it was a busy flat walking path through Kong’s canyon. Must do if in the area!

hiking
6 months ago

So Beautiful! Simply unreal meadow and views. Serene and one of best hike ever!

walking
6 months ago

Always beautiful, any time of year!

hiking
Friday, October 06, 2017

A short and pleasant stroll around a peaceful meadow that offers beautiful, scenic views outside and within! My DH enjoyed sighting wildlife with his binoculars while I enjoyed meandering along with my camera taking in the sights. If only I lived here to do this on a weekly basis! :-D Since this is on the end of the road, my recommendation would be to do this first since you will have to backtrack anyway. Who knows? You may see more wildlife earlier in the day!

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

A great relatively flat-leveled trail. A little short but, still has a great view and river access! Also, access to additional THs nearby! Definitely recommend.

Decent amount of parking available and restroom access before TH.

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

With the exception of a portion of the trail that goes through granite boulders it's a very smooth and easy trail. The meadow is beautiful and the view of the mountains are amazing. You cross the river on a bridge and the river adds to the beauty of the walk

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