Muir Rock Trail

Historic Muir Rock is one of the most popular Kings River access areas for Park visitors, and it affords wonderful canyon views. The “Muir Rock” Model Universal Access project was completed this spring just in time for summer visitors!

The project widened the established trail corridor, stabilizing the tread surface, and increasing access to the rock. With a generous donation from the Jeangerard Family Foundation not only has access to the rock improved but also enabled the Park to build a bridge across the adjacent outlet of Copper Creak, providing direct access to a beautiful, very popular swimming beach along the banks of the Kings River.

With Your support, the Foundation has the opportunity to create the finest nature trail in Kings Canyon, if not the entire Sierra Nevada enabling those with limited mobility — children, the disabled, the elderly, and wounded veterans — to truly experience these great parks. Work on the universal access extension beyond Zumwalt Meadow to the Red Bridge is now underway and will go as far as funding (and weather!) allow in 2012.

“Touching Nature”  Video


  1. The Zumwalt Meadow trail has views that inspires and reminds me of the views I used to have in the high country years ago.

    The trail to the Red Bridge is an amazing feat of engineering. Before travelling and seeing it, I believed it couldn’t be built through the rock slide area, but they did build it — right in and around massive boulders the size of a house..

    I’m forever grateful to these talented engineers and Park Service staff,

    Gale Williams and family 2013

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