Zumwalt Meadows Loop

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

Hiking Easy

Distance
2.5 km
Ascent
32 m
Descent
32 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.5 km
Gradient
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.

Description

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

Difficulty

Easy

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.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Picturesque
  • Family friendly

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