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Zumwalt Meadows Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 104' 32 m
Descent: -123' -38 m
High: 5,048' 1,539 m
Low: 4,976' 1,517 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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A short run with impressive views of the Kings Canyon area.

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

This 1.5-mile trail passes high granite walls, lush meadows, and the Kings River. Stellar scenery makes this short loop a must-do,

Need to Know

Trailhead parking is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of Cedar Grove Village road. Purchase a trail guide at the visitor center. Allow 1 hour.

Description

After a very short jaunt from the trailhead, you'll reach the bridge crossing the Kings River. After that, you'll make a quick loop around the Zumwalt Meadow. The trail does get a bit rocky near the southern section where it briefly climbs along the scree field, but this is very manageable. This short run is a must hit if you're going through the park.

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  4.3 from 15 votes

#3

in Cedar Grove

#1080

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#3

in Cedar Grove

#170

in California

#1,080

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Kings River
Jul 7, 2015 near Squaw V…, CA
A beautiful view from Zumwalt Meadow.
Oct 31, 2018 near Squaw V…, CA
Zumwalt Meadow
Jul 7, 2015 near Squaw V…, CA
Zumwalt Meadow
Jul 7, 2015 near Squaw V…, CA
Sheer granite cliffs surround the trail around Zumwalt Meadows.
Oct 31, 2018 near Squaw V…, CA
Looking across Zumwalt Meadow
May 29, 2015 near Squaw V…, CA

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