Zumwalt Meadow

Circular, mostly level path around a tall grass meadow; excellent views of the Kings River and the high mountains bordering Kings Canyon

photo: Zumwalt Meadow along the South Fork Kings River. Photo by Cyril-sf/wiki.

Length: 1.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: In Kings Canyon NP, 3 mi. E of Cedar Grove Village.
State(s): California
Counties: Tulare
Longitude: -118.59848
Latitude: 36.79365

Driving Directions

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Zumwalt Meadow provides visitors with a scenic contrast to the powerful rock formations deep in the heart of the canyon. Glorious and lush in spring, and splendid in summer and fall, Zumwalt Meadow is a spectacular alpine setting.

A scenic, 1.5-mile self-guided trail circles the area and offers magnificent views of high granite walls, verdant meadows, and free-flowing Kings River. With its flat, gentle trails, the meadow is great for kids—and makes an ideal introduction to the park. Many rangers say this is the best (and most popular) day hike in the Cedar Grove area. Parking for Kings Canyon's Zumwalt Meadow is available four miles east of the Cedar Grove Village turn off.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

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Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Visit Sequoia
Website: NPS Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Becky Sessions
Sequoia and King's Canyon Nat. Park
P.O. Box 926
King's Canyon N.P.
Three Rivers, CA 93633
(559) 565-3723



Zumwalt Meadow along the South Fork Kings River. Photo by Cyril-sf/wiki.

Zumwalt Meadow along the South Fork Kings River. Photo by Cyril-sf/wiki.


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