photo of Paradise Valley in Kings Canyon National Park, CA

  Paradise Valley

  Kings Canyon National Park

Paradise Valley's Cedar Grove Trailhead

Permit Station, Road's End, Cedar Grove, CA

Permit Station at Road's End

Hikers begin the journey to Paradise Valley at Road's End Trailhead in Cedar Grove, 38 miles from the entrance to Kings Canyon National Park. The wilderness permit office is situated alongside the trail near the parking lot.

Once you check in there, they will issue you a wilderness permit which can be attached to the outside of your pack and a parking permit which goes on your car's dash. Park in the nearby overnight parking area. Do not leave anything in your car that will attract bears. Bear boxes are located adjacent to the parking area. Restrooms are available.

Zumwalt Meadow trail near Cedar Grove, CA

Zumwalt Meadow near Cedar Grove

Camping and Lodging

In nearby Cedar Grove you will find several large campgrounds. In the summer it is wise to have a reservation if you plan to camp there. Lodging is available at the Cedar Grove Lodge. A snack bar is open from breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the summer. Next door is a gift shop and market. Showers are also available.

More campgrounds, lodging, stores, a post office, and restaurant are found 35 miles back at Grant Grove.

The Cedar Grove Pack Station is located near Cedar Grove Village.