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Mist Falls

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Length


7.6 Miles 12.2 Kilometers


690' 210 m

Ascent

-690' -210 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

5,737' 1,749 m

High

5,057' 1,541 m

Low

Shared By Konner Keefer

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All Clear 89 days ago

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Hike along the South Fork of the Kings River to cascading 100 foot waterfalls.

Konner Keefer

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Overview

A beautiful, short day trip along the South Fork of the Kings River to cascading 100 foot waterfalls.

Description

The trail starts at the Ranger Station at the southeast corner of the loop at the end of the road. You can park at either lot, although the southern lot (the first one you'll come to) has more shade. The hike starts in a wide valley and will gradually narrow as you reach where the Kings River forks.

After about 2 miles you'll take a left to follow the South Fork of the Kings River. If you cross a bridge, you've gone the wrong way; although the bridge does provide good views, so it might be worth hitting if you have the time on the way back. From here to the waterfall there are no other trail intersections, so just keep following the trail until you get to the well signed and visible waterfall. Keep in mind that there are some steep, unmarked drop-offs on the way as you are going up the canyon.

When you get to the waterfall, you might consider following the trail up a bit further to get different views looking from the top of the waterfall. If you have the time, continuing on the trail a few extra miles to Paradise Valley is more than worth it.

Flora & Fauna

Rattlesnake are reasonably common in the area, so keep an eye out for them.

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Jul 19, 2018
Elizabeth Kearney
Beautiful scenery, huge waterfall. The overall hike was very easy, not strenuous. There weren't many places to sit and enjoy the view at the top, b… 9.2mi
Jun 23, 2018
Lauren Goetz
May 7, 2018
Sanne Aalbers
Sep 3, 2017
Emma Pickering
Wear gnat masks. 9.8mi
Aug 20, 2017
Isaac Lahue
Aug 13, 2017
Grayson Hester
Gorgeous views all the way, varied terrain, beautiful falls. 10mi
Aug 12, 2017
Karen McIlhargey
7.6mi
Aug 9, 2017
Katie W
Thought about doing paradise valley but decoded not to. Falls were very cool, so many falls along this trail. Amazing view .5 mile from the falls 8mi

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 13 votes

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in Cedar Grove

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in Cedar Grove

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in California

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