Please note: Dogs are not allowed on the Waterfall Trail or the North Kings Loop, but are allowed on the larger loop Upper Waterfall Loop Trail. Thank you for helping us protect our drinking water.
Kings Canyon Waterfall is a short 5 minute drive west of downtown on King St. which dead-ends at the Kings Canyon Trail-head. This 25-foot cascading waterfall is most full in the Spring time but still is a beautiful sight in all seasons. From the Kings Canyon Trail-head it’s a short .25 mile hike to the falls. When you see the sign for the upper loop stay right to get to the falls, don’t take the loop.
If you scramble further up the creek above the falls, you will find a couple more small cascades to set your eyes on. It’s a great place to picnic on a warm day. If you’re brave enough, bring a suit to take a dip under the falls.
From the parking lot at the end of King St., the trail head is clearly visible. Follow the trail less than 1 mile. You will see the waterfall shortly. Other than the elevation gain, the trail is not technically difficult. To extend the hike, take the loop trail for and additional mile of exploring or try the 3 mile loop.
Address: Kings Canyon Rd, Carson City, NV 89703
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