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“Easy hike to a nice waterfall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Roaring River Falls

Roaring River Falls
47050 Generals Highway, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93271-9700
559-565-3341
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London, United Kingdom
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“Easy hike to a nice waterfall”
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 way making it accessible for all.

There's plenty of boulders to sit on or scramble, take a dip in the icy waters if you're brave! Visit during late spring/early summer for the biggest water flow from the winter snow melt. Due to the ease of access, there can sometimes be a few too many people for me but that's a minor gripe. It's a beautiful spot...

Visited June 2014
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Colorado
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“LOVE these falls!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Even with the drought, the falls are still going strong. We went on a Sunday morning and there were already people swimming in the pool at the bottom of the falls. This is a super easy hike to get to as well. About 1/4 mile to the falls from the parking lot. Very pretty and very clear water. Just absolutely gorgeous. Not strenuous at all.

Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“A nice, short hike to a cool waterfall!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Go ahead and stop here. After an easy hike, you'll reach these falls. Just sit down on a rock, take some long, deep breaths and soak in the surrounding beauty!

Enjoy Life!

Visited May 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“Great falls by small hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The falls is reachable by small hike. Falls are magnificent. It was quite refreshing break in hot summer day.

Visited June 2014
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Reedsville, Pennsylvania
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“Fun falls!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went down on the rocks and sat for a bit. Very relaxing to hear the water roaring. Very easy hike to get to it, and then we went back and did an unmarked hike on the other side to get a different view.

Visited June 2014
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