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Kings Canyon

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Sarnia, Canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
93 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Truly magnificent and spectacularly gigantic sequoia trees abound in the Kings Canyon and the Sequoia National Park. The twin national parks are situated in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains in California. The parks are famous for their giant sequoia trees. The General Sherman tree is the Sequoia National Parks prime attraction, while the General Grant tree in the Kings Canyon... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

In different from Sequoya NP main attractions, there are not many visitors in Kings canyon. This is really wild nature, views on mountains, river and snows. The rocks here have some unusual green-tone color. There are waterfalls and nice trails along the scenic road. This is the place for those who wish to be in tough with nature without parking-style... More

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Little Silver, New Jersey, USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It starts with the drive in; down a twisty craggy cliff road with phenomenal views. Then the gorgeous drive along the bottom of the canyon surrounded by cliffs. A wonderful river dodges along the road, and when you stop to hike around you realize how breathtakingly clear that water is. Go to the end and stand on Muir rock to... More

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Riverside, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great place to see in late spring, summer and fall. We like to go there in early fall, but it is lovely year around, if you can make it throughout the snow in winter.

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USA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Are you a wise person who would rather spend your time enjoying a beautiful national park rather than scheduling and waiting in line at Yosemite? This is the place, my favorite of the CA national parks. Laid back, wonderful place. A nice motorcycle ride too if you have one.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Seriously. Don't get me wrong, sequoias are majestic and definitely inspiring the first time you see them. But, if feels like the Canyon is the unsung hero here. Go see it. If is one of the most magnificent places to tour. Be careful with the driving and be mindful of vertigo, but otherwise, few are the places to match it... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was one of the whole families favorite places. We enjoyed the hikes and the amazing views. We all still talk about wanting to go back. Must see sun set in this park!!

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San Jose, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It is a drive, but it is well worth it!! During the summer, there are many places to stop along the road and stick your feet in the water. If it is a hot day, bring a lot of water and food. There are a few place to buy water or ice cream, but the parking is limited. Plan to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The highway through Kings Canyon has spectacular scenery and plenty of places to pull over and picnic. An easy drive without too overly twisty portions, unlike the south entrance to Sequoia. Bring a camera!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Easily accessable for everyone. The quiet as I walked through the trees is very noticeable. The pathways weave in and out of the trees making it easy to take photos although the trees are protected from too many curious visitors who may want to get up close and personal. For me a once in a life time experience but well... More

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