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Kings Canyon

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
559 565 3341
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Derby, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
89 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Do not be in a hurry to get to the bottom. There are about 28 miles of bends, no straight stretches. We did it in a 25 foot RV. There are jagged cliff walls one side and shear drops the other but plenty of 'turnouts' to stop for the photos. Each turn of a corner is breathtaking and beautiful.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We travelled to Kings Canyon for vacation and hiked multiple trails in the area. Actually preferred Kings Canyon hiking to Sequoia for the wonderful views. Did mostly day hikes but there are many multi-day hikes in the area as well. Hikes vary from easy to difficult, depending on your preference.

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Newport Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The drive is flanked with sheer cliffs in many areas and very narrow, twisty back-to-back curves, but so worth the long drive. Hiking in the canyon was fantastic. Enjoyed the trail from the end of the line up to Mist Falls. Saw a rather large black bear and got caught in an end of summer hail/T-storm. Great experience!

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our first trip to California, and we were so glad to have made the trip to Sequoia National Park. After all the sightseeing in tne big cities, this was such a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. We stayed at a lodge in Three Rivers, CA to be close to the entrance of the park. Good choice! No traffic to... More

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161 reviews 161 reviews
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We did the drive into and out of Kings Canyon in Sept 14 as part of our travels through some of the US's most amazing national parks (allow 3-4 hours). Aside from the General Grant Sequoia grove at the start I the park, unfortunately the rest of Kings Canyon, at this time of year, isn't up there with the best... More

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Lumberton, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Take in all the terrain as well as the beautiful rock rivers and waterfalls! Make sure to bring your camera for this one!

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Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We liked the wide open spaces and outstanding views offered by the drive into the Canyon. Well worth the time! We were however a bit surprised by all the flies in the area. They swarmed our faces on every hike we took and did not stop even after applying bug spray. Very annoying when you are trying to enjoy a... More

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Don't miss putting a day aside to visit the King's Canyon National Park when visiting the Sequoia National Park. The drive down to the canyon valley was breathtaking. At the bottom of the canyon, there are trails to hike and a nice waterfall. This park is not nearly popular as it's neighboring parks, but that means that you don't have... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The drive into Kings Canyon is awesome. Large vehicles though should not attempt this drive, as there are many narrow sections and sharp curves with rock overhangs. On some stretches, there are few (or no) places to stop and let other vehicles pass, or to turn around if you change your mind about the drive. Once into the Canyon, however,... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I faced heavy crowds at Sequoia NP, but only light crowds the next day at Kings Canyon, which is just as spectacular. Walk the big stumps trail, see the Mark Twain tree (stump), and the walk to the Grant Grove. I did it in half a day, just those highlights, and it would have been nice to have a few... More

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