King Meadows Trail

At A Glance

Most Difficult

7.6 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 7.6 (Most Difficult)
Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: None
Trail Number: 63

This trail is located in the Snowbird Backcountry Area area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Snowbird Backcountry Area trails list page.


The King Meadows Trail generally follows the northern edge of the Snowbird Backcountry Area. It can be accessed from the Hooper Bald Trailhead at Milepost 8 on the Cherohala Skyway, following the Hooper Bald Trail just a few feet to the junction, or from the Snowbird community area by following Snowbird Road, #1115 off Route 143, then taking Big Snowbird Road #1120 to the end at a trailhead called the "Junction".

From Hooper Bald, the trail descends through heavy growth, meandering around knobs and valleys until reaching King Meadows, a relatively flat area. This area is partly on private lands, and all-terrain vehicle usage is common here. From King Meadows, the trail descends to Deep Gap, taking an often-missed sharp turn to the southwest, then follows Firescald Ridge to a final steep descent to a bridge over Owlcamp Branch, then a short walk to the "Junction" Trailhead.


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Total Calculated Length: 5.86 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

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