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.
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.
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.
Last updated: February 14, 2018