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Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail

EASY 90 reviews

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

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 134 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

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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closed
washed out
9 days ago

Half of the loop is closed due to storms washing out the boardwalk but you can still go 1.2 miles in and then back out. Stunning views of the meadow and peaks.

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washed out
25 days ago

hiking
bridge out
26 days ago

The boardwalk is still out due to previously high water so you can’t complete the loop. We stopped fairly early into the trail to watch a mother bear with her two cubs and just decided to head back to our car afterwards since we couldn’t complete the loop, anyways. Seems like a nice little trail though with good views of the river and the canyon.

hiking
1 month ago

Really easy trail but half of it was closed due to flooding.

hiking
1 month ago

Today. Part of trail was closed today so you can’t do loop. . Must be the easier part near river and meadow. Beautiful but not as easy as it says as we had a long part that was over rocks and up and down steps.

hiking
washed out
1 month ago

Nice easy trail but half of it was flooded.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful trail and easy. Currently, the water level is high and has washed out part of the trail, so you have to double-back instead of make the full loop. Worth it and gorgeous.

hiking
2 months ago

Water was high so we couldn't get around the meadow.

recorded Recording - Jun 17, 01:55 PM

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bridge out
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 months ago

recorded Zumwalt Meadow Loop Trail

hiking
washed out
2 months ago

hiking
washed out
2 months ago

I was unable to do the meadow loop from the trailhead due to part of the trail being flooded. Instead, I hiked down to the meadow from Road’s End. The views of the river and surrounding peaks were very impressive. I saw several deer along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy, relaxing walk. Tremendous views through meadow and surrounding peaks. Saw several deer

hiking
2 months ago

Easy walking trail with great views. We even saw some bear scat near the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice trail, easy hike, with pretty good trail condition . Views were super, neat bridge to cross Kong’s River. Light traffic a definite plus! We all liked the diversity, from woods, stream parallel, meadow, etc. Deer stopped to watch us too.

3 months ago

very pretty hike not strenuous. go early to avoid crowds. reminds of Yosemite. lovely scenery.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail packs a lot into its 1.5 miles....meadows, the river, boulders, and gorgeous views of granite cliffs! Highly recommend!

3 months ago

We camped here and it was so pretty!! There were many wildflowers, rocks, mountains and rivers! You can even see the top of Mt. Whitney!

hiking
9 months 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.

11 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
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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.

Monday, August 13, 2018

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
Tuesday, August 07, 2018

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
Monday, July 30, 2018

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!

Monday, June 11, 2018

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
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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

walking
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Always beautiful, any time of year!

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