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    Viola Falls Hike

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    6.3 km
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    206 m
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    Hiking the Viola Falls Trail makes for an unforgettable experience. Those seeking a scenic and secluded adventure will appreciate the tranquility of this backcountry adventure. Pack a picnic and spend the day alongside the mesmerizing cascade.

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    Route Description for Viola Falls Hike

    The Viola Falls Hike is a beautiful trail that explores the postcard-perfect wilderness adorned with a variety of flora and fauna. Enjoy the shade of looming sequoias bound by carpets of vibrant ferns and colorful wildflowers as you make your way to the charming waterfall. Though this route is accessible year-round, we encourage you to head out in the spring when the waterfall is the fullest! Note entrance to the park costs $35USD per vehicle or $20USD per person for pedestrians or cyclists.

    Head out on your journey along the Viola Falls Hike from the Grant Grove Visitors Center. Setting out from here, you will be led across the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway and onto the leftmost South Boundary Trail. This route runs parallel to the road to a junction where you will turn right onto the Sunset Trail, escaping into the wilderness. Hike west down into the wilderness, and you will eventually reach an intersection signposted for the Viola Falls, keep left.

    Wander this path south down to the Viola Falls. Enjoy the mesmerizing views and relaxing sounds of the cascading water. Dip your tired feet in the chilly waters, then head back the way you came to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Viola Falls Hike Trailhead

    The Viola Falls Hike departs from the Grant Grove Visitors Center off the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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      Out and back

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