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