photo of Vidette Meadow in Kings Canyon National Park, CA

      Vidette Meadow

      Kings Canyon National Park

Vidette Meadow

Vidette Meadow Trailhead at Cedar Grove

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

Permit Station at Road's End

Hiker's begin the journey to Vidette Meadow 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 may be attached to the outside of your pack. Bear canisters can be rented there. Cars must be parked 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 and water are available.

trail leading out from Road's End, Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, CA

Trail leading out from Road's End

Camping and Lodging

In nearby Cedar Grove are 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.