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Roaring River Falls

Address: 47050 Generals Highway, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93271-9700
Phone Number: 559-565-3341
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A relatively modest waterfall, but very easy to get to, and worth seeing if combined with a longer hike along the River Trail to Zumwalt Meadow.

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San Diego, California, United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was not even expecting these falls to be flowing given the lack of rain this year. I was so surprised to see the. Looking so pretty! I wish I could climb up and see the narrow canyon just above the falls. I just imagine the force it took to carve those canyons!

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Valencia, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It has a nice little walk on a narrow but paved pathway. The falls were not too big when we were there due to the drought, but you could see that they would be impressive otherwise.

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Los Angeles, California
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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a short, paved walk with the river falls as the end. It is beautiful and was enjoyable. The best falls we saw during our Kings Canyon/Sequoia vacation. Highly recommend. There are also trails nearby for those who want a longer hike.

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Lumberton, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Easy walk in to this falls. Beautiful rocks to sit on and enjoy! Nice trail around the fAlls as well.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very easy, lots of picture opportunities. Fun place for kids to explore the river. Falls are a little weak due the drought but still worth the time. Do it early for less crowds.

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Columbus, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There was a nice waterfall to view here even late in the season (September) that did not disappoint. Really neat pools and rock formations that look similar to something out of Zion N.P. or something similar.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The falls are beautiful, the hike up is easy, and it is a great spot to put your feet in the chilly water. We really enjoyed putting our feet in the water and hanging out here sitting on the rocks. I highly recommend this spot for anybody who has made their way to Cedar Grove. One word of warning though... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The drought has taken a toll on this venue unfortunately. I'm sure in springtime after the snow melt it roars like Bottom in a Midsummer Night's Dream!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Roaring Falls is a very easy, paved hike to a rushing waterfall and peaceful pool - a nice spot for a picnic or simply to cool off and relax. Accessed via the beautiful Kings Canyon Scenic Byway (CA-180), total hike time from the parking lot to the falls is no more than 5 mins, and it's fully paved all the... More 

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