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Zumwalt Meadows Loop

Enjoy Yosemite-like views with a fraction of the people!

Hiking Easy

2.5 km
32 m
32 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.5 km
Zumwalt Meadows Loop Map

The vista from Zumwalt Meadows in Kings Canyon National Park is reminiscent of Yosemite Valley, but with a fraction of the peopel! This short mile and a half hike "provides visitors with a scenic contrast to the powerful rock formations deep in the heart of the canyon," according to VisitSequoia.com.


This mellow hike offers flat, gentle trails through a lush meadow, with views of the Kings River and cedar trees, in addition to the towering granite cliffs. With wide boardwalks and graveled paths, most anyone can negotiate this wonderfully-scenic hike.

"For a slightly longer trek, meander west along the peaceful river trail toward Roaring River Falls, where you’ll find a small waterfall and the opportunity to scramble over some boulders," according to Michelle Juergen of TravelAgeWest.com.

Sources: https://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/USA-Canada/6-Can-t-Miss-Hikes-in-Sequoia-and-Kings-Canyon-National-Parks https://www.visitsequoia.com/explore/kings-canyon-national-park/zumwalt-meadow



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Picturesque
  • Family friendly

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