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Discover Sheep Creek Cascade

A view of Sheep Creek Cascade

Are you looking for something that's really "off the beaten path"? Visit Cedar Grove, one of the quieter areas of Kings Canyon National Park. Cedar Grove is at the heart of Kings Canyon, the deepest canyon in the Sierra Nevada. Park at the Cedar Grove Visitor Center and look for the Don Cecil Trailhead. You'll begin a gentle climb through a forested ravine with views of the Monarch Divide. After one mile, you'll reach a shady glen and a series of small cascading waterfalls: Sheep Creek Cascade. You can turn back here for a two-mile round-trip walk. Or if you're up for an adventure, continue on the very steep Don Cecil Trail for more views of the canyon and surrounding mountains.

Cedar Grove gets quite hot in the summer. Please bring water and sun protection.

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Please be aware that pets are not permitted on any trails at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. However, leashed pets are allowed to be walked in developed areas like campgrounds, picnic areas, and along roads that are open to vehicle traffic. 

Qualified ADA-defined service dogs are allowed on trails in national parks. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. For more information about ADA service animal requirements, please go to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Take Highway 180 east into Kings Canyon National Park. Continue past Grant Grove until you reach Cedar Grove. Sheep Creek Cascade is along the Don Cecil Trail. This trail starts 1/4 mile east of Cedar Grove Village.

Park your car at the Cedar Grove Visitor Center or in Cedar Grove Village. Trail starts across the main highway from the visitor center. Look for the triangular kiosk that marks the start of the trail.
The road into Cedar Grove is open from late April - mid November. 
The Cedar Grove area can get hot in the summer. If you're hiking during the summer, we recommend that you hike early in the morning or late in the day.

Last updated: February 14, 2018