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