While most impressive in Spring when fed by snowmelt from the south side of the Monarch Divide, Grizzly Falls is a picturesque waterfall in every season! It’s formed by Grizzly Creek flowing into the South Fork of the Kings River. The waterfall drops down a vertical granite wall, before cascading down smaller rocks at the base.
Located next to Kings Canyon Scenic Byway (Highway 180), you can see the waterfall from the road, and a short trail leads to the base of the falls. The Grizzly Falls Picnic Area has a bathroom and a few picnic tables.
Getting to Grizzly Falls
The trailhead and parking area is right next to Kings Canyon Scenic Byway (Highway 180) between General Grant Village and Roads End, 4.6 miles (7.4km) from the Cedar Grove Visitor Center which is near the end of the road. It’s a very short walk to the base of the falls.
Note: Part of the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway (from the Hume Lake turn off to Roads End) is closed during the winter, generally from November to April. The actual dates vary due depending on weather conditons and are determined by the State Highway Department, CalTrans.