Geologic Trip,

Kings Canyon NP

North Dome


During the Pleistocene glacial episodes, glaciers extended from the High Sierra westward down the South Fork of the Kings River as far as Cedar Grove Village. The granitic rocks along the sides of the valley were scraped, plucked and polished by the glaciers, forming a variety of waterfalls, steep cliffs, domes and spires similar to Yosemite Valley. From Zumwalt Meadows and Roads End there are good views of this glaciated part of Kings Canyon. This photograph of North Dome was taken from Roads End.

Related Links

Geologic background: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (pdf)

Geologic trips: Crystal Cave North Dome Moro Rock


Exterior Websites

National Park Service: Sequoia and Kings Canyon

Wikipedia: Kings Canyon NP