Kings Canyon Waterfalls


Roaring River Falls and Mist Falls are just two examples of the many spectacular waterfalls to be found in Kings Canyon National Park.

When you add snowmelt to some of the deepest natural canyons in the world, the result is going to be waterfalls. Powerful waterfalls. And some of the strongest in the West fall in Kings Canyon.

Roaring River Falls, located just off Highway 180 inside the Kings Canyon valley, is a prime example. Dropping 40 feet over a narrow ledge, the falls’ rushing waters foam, froth and churn with unexpected voracity.

Continuing up the valley, at Roads End, there is another Kings Canyon waterfall to lure

visitors from their cars – Mist Falls. After following one of several trails to the falls, visitors will find the sparkling waters of the Kings River cascading 100 feet over a rocky granite incline, its watery torrents streaking like fireworks.

Just off Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, a short and easy hike offers an impressive reward: Grizzly Falls. The 75-foot waterfall is at its best in spring, when the thunderous force is strong enough to pound your chest and (and rock your world).

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